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Physical and the Moral Anthropology, Physiology, and Philosophical Medicine in France, 1750-1850

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ISBN-10: 0521430674

ISBN-13: 9780521430678

Edition: 1994

Authors: Elizabeth A. Williams, Colin Jones, Charles Rosenberg

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This book explores the tradition of the "science of man" in French medicine of the era 1750-1850, focusing on controversies about the nature of the "physical-moral" relation and their effects on the role of medicine in French society. Its chief purpose is to recover the history of a holistic tradition in French medicine that has been neglected, because it lay outside the mainstream themes of modern medicine, which include experimental, reductionist, and localistic conceptions of health and disease. Professor Williams also challenges existing historiography, which holds that the "anthropological" approach to medicine was a short-term by-product of the leftist politics of the French…    
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Book details

List price: $139.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/29/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 302
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Montpellier vitalism and the science of man
Anthropological medicine and the medical revolution
Medical politics under the restoration: the fragmentation of the science of man
Decline and dispersal: the science of man, 1830-1848
Epilogue
Index