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Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe

2nd Edition

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Part of New Approaches to European History

  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521732567

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  • Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe offers students a concise introduction to health and healing in Europe from 1500 to 1800. Bringing together the best recent research in the field, Mary Lindemann examines medicine from a social and cultural perspective, rather than a narrowly scientific one. Drawing on medical anthropology, sociology, and ethics as well as cultural and social history, she focuses on the experience of illness and on patients and folk healers as much as on the rise of medical science, doctors, and hospitals. This second edition has been updated and revised throughout in content, style, and interpretations and new material has been added, in particular, on colonialism, exploration, and women. Accessibly written and full of fascinating insights, this will be essential reading for all students of the history of medicine and will provide invaluable context for students of early modern Europe more generally.

    • Completely revised and updated edition of Mary Lindemann's acclaimed introduction to the history of medicine in early modern Europe
    • Synthesises the latest literature and helps students to navigate through current debates in the field
    • Illustrations highlight contemporary views of medicine and the body
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    "...valuable resource and should be on the reading lists of relevant courses." -Sara Read, Canadian Bulletin of Medical History

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521732567
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Sickness and health
    2. Plagues and peoples
    3. Learned medicine
    4. Learning to heal
    5. Hospitals and asylums
    6. Health and society
    7. Healing
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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Medicine and Society in Europe 1500-1800
    • Popular Culture in Early Modern Britain
  • Author

    Mary Lindemann, University of Miami
    Mary Lindemann is Professor of History at the University of Miami. Her publications include Health and Healing in Early Modern Germany (1996) which was awarded the 1998 William Welch Book Medal Prize by the American Association for the History of Medicine.

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