Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1500-1800 A Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 0719067375

ISBN-13: 9780719067372

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ole Peter Grell, Peter Elmer, Peter Elmer

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The period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment constitutes a vital phase in the history of European medicine. This volume contains a selection of classical writing and up-to-date research in the field, and extracts from contemporary sources.
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 12/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Medical practice and theory: the classical and medieval heritage
Galen's approach to health and disease: The Art of Medicine
A medieval consilium: Ugo Benzi (1376-1439)
The history of surgery: Guy de Chauliac (1298-1368)
The Hippocratic oath
Reactions to the 'French Disease' at the papal court
The sick body and its healers, 1500-1700
Medicine: trade or profession?
Women practitioners: the prescriptions of Lady Grace Mildmay
The place of women in learned medicine: James Primrose's Popular Errours (1651)
Lay and learned medicine in early modern England
Physical appearance and the role of the barber surgeon in early modern London
Renaissance critiques of medicine: Pico and Agrippa
Cardano's description of the death of a patient
The medical renaissance of the sixteenth century: Vesalius, medical humanism and bloodletting
Leoniceno and medical humanism at Ferrara
Bloodletting in Renaissance medicine
Attending a public dissection by Vesalius, Bologna, 1540
Vesalius and the anatomical renaissance
Vesalius, On the Fabric of the Human Body (1543)
Fabricius and the 'Aristotle Project'
Medicine and religion in sixteenth-century Europe
Luther and medicine
The church, the devil and living saints: the example of Maria Manca
Paracelsus on the medical benefits of travel
The religion of Paracelsus
The Christian physician in time of plague: Johan Ewich
Protestantism, poor relief and health care in sixteenth-century Europe
Rules for ministering to the sick in the Maggiore Hospital, Milan (1616)
Chemical medicine and the challenge to Galenism: the legacy of Paracelsus
Paracelsianism in England: Richard Bostocke (1585)
Sanitising Paracelsus: the Paracelsian revival in Europe, 1560-1640
Challenging the medical status quo: the fate of Paracelsianism in France
Helmontianism and medical reform in Cromwellian England: Noah Biggs (1651)
A new threat to medical orthodoxy: the Society of Chemical Physicians (1665)
Defending the status quo: William Johnson and the London College of Physicians (1665)
Policies of health: diseases, poverty and hospitals
Fighting the plague in seventeenth-century Italy
Plague and the poor in early modern England
Medical advice in time of plague: Stephen Bradwell (1636)
Healing the poor: hospitals in Renaissance Florence
Caring for the sick poor: St Bartholomew's Hospital, London (1653)
The establishment of the county hospital at Winchester (1736)
The medicalisation of the hospital in Enlightenment Edinburgh, 1750-1800: the case of Janet Williamson (1772)
New models of the body, 1600-1800
William Harvey and the discovery of the circulation of the blood
The mechanical body: Descartes on digestion
Debating the medical benefits of the new anatomy: Girolamo Sbaraglia versus Marcello Malpighi
New theories, old cures: the Newtonian medicine of George Cheyne
Medical knowledge, patronage and its impact on practice in eighteenth-century England
The popularisation of the new medical theories in the eighteenth century: the novels of Laurence Sterne
Women and medicine in early modern Europe
Female complaints: the flux
Popular and learned theories of conception in early modern Britain
A midwife defends her reputation: Louise Bourgeois (1627)
The clientele of London midwives in the second half of the seventeenth century
The making of the man-midwife: the impact of cultural and social change in Georgian England
The care and cure of the insane in early modern Europe
Madness in early modern England: the casebooks of Richard Napier
Melancholy: a physician's view
The hospitalisation of the insane in early modern Germany: Protestant Haina and Catholic Wurzburg
New approaches to curing the mad?: William Battie's A Treatise on Madness (1758)
War and medicine in early modern Europe
Medicine, surgery and warfare in sixteenth-century Europe: Ambroise Pare
The cause, diagnosis and treatment of scurvy: James Lind's A Treatise of the Scurvy (1753)
Military medicine in the eighteenth century: John Pringle's Observations on the Diseases of the Army (1764)
Military and naval medicine in eighteenth-century France
Environment, health and population, 1500-1800
Air and good health in Renaissance medicine
Visiting wells and springs in Protestant Scotland
An account of the mineral waters of Spa (1733)
The commercialisation of spa waters in eighteenth-century France
New approaches to understanding disease: Thomas Sydenham (1624-89)
Medical police and the state in eighteenth-century medicine
Medical statistics and smallpox in the eighteenth century
Voltaire on smallpox inoculation
A newspaper account of inoculation for smallpox (1788)
Smallpox and inoculation in a provincial town: Luton (1788)
Cleanliness and the state in eighteenth-century Europe
The use of artificial ventilators in hospitals
Public health measures in Paris on the eve of the Revolution: the Cemetery of the Holy Innocents
Environmental medicine in late Enlightenment Europe
European medicine in the age of colonialism
Ecological imperialism and the impact of Old World diseases on the Americas and Australasia
Health and the promotion of colonialism: Thomas Hariot (1588)
Medicine and acclimatisation
The introduction of European medicine to New Spain
The Europeanisation of native American remedies
The reception of American drugs in early modern Europe
Medicine and slavery
The survival of African medicine in the American colonies
Medical organisation, training and the medical marketplace in eighteenth-century Europe
Challenging the physicians' monopoly in London: the Rose Case (1704)
The Academie Royale de Chirurgie and medicine in ancien regime France
Medicine and the state in eighteenth-century Germany: the plight of the physicus or state-physician
Reforming the medical curriculum: Toulouse (1773)
The clinical education of the physician in late eighteenth-century France: Philippe Pinel (1793)
Surgical instruction in early eighteenth-century Paris
Popular criticism of the medical profession: Tobias Smollett's Humphry Clinker (1771)
Alternative therapies in Georgian England: James Graham's Celestial Bed
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