Skip to content
Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Medicine before the Plague

Medicine before the Plague
Practitioners and their Patients in the Crown of Aragon, 1285–1345

$57.00 (C)

Part of Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine

  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521524544

$ 57.00 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This book describes the medical world of the early fourteenth century through a study of the extensive archival material and contemporary writings which exist for eastern Spain in the decades before the Black Death. It describes the range of medical practice which then existed - a continuum ranging from scattered academic physicians to barbers and empirics - and gives evidence for the levels and numerical growth of these various occupations in early fourteenth-century communities (although it also emphasizes that occupational distinctions were not yet sharply drawn). The newly translated Greco-Arabic medical learning was beginning to spread through this continuum of practice, and the book argues that public enthusiasm for the new learned medicine led to the 'medicalization' of certain social and legal institutions, thus preparing a role for a medical profession in this society before its physicians had shown any consciousness of collective self-interest and identity.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521524544
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 232 x 159 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    Preface
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. The medical history of a royal family
    2. Medieval health manpower
    3. The success of medical learning
    4. A spectrum of practice
    5. The response to illness and the maintenance of health
    6. Patient-practitioner relationships
    7. Medicine's social role
    Conclusion
    Appendix
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Michael R. McVaugh

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×