The Medical World of Early Modern France

The Medical World of Early Modern France

by Laurence Brockliss, Colin Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198227507

ISBN-13: 9780198227502

Pub. Date: 07/03/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is a unique history of French medicine between the sixteenth century and the French Revolution. Brockliss focuses on physicians, surgeons, and apothecaries, providing an overview of long-term changes in their ideas about medicine and their craft. But he also discusses other denizens of the medical world— quacks, charlatans, wise women, midwives, herbalist

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This is a unique history of French medicine between the sixteenth century and the French Revolution. Brockliss focuses on physicians, surgeons, and apothecaries, providing an overview of long-term changes in their ideas about medicine and their craft. But he also discusses other denizens of the medical world— quacks, charlatans, wise women, midwives, herbalist and others—setting them within the broader context of social, economic, demographic, and cultural change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198227502
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/03/1997
Pages:
984
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.99(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Biographical Note
A Note on Presentation
A Note on Exchange Rates
Introduction. Towards a New Medical History of Early Modern France1
1Death and Disease in French Society in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries37
2Medical Doctrine85
3The Corporative Medical Community in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries170
4The Medical Penumbra230
5The Sick and their Practitioners284
6Death and Disease in the Eighteenth Century (c. 1680-1789)347
7The Medical Enlightenment411
8The Corporative Medical Community in the Eighteenth Century480
9The Rise of Surgery553
10Medical Entrepreneuralism in the Enlightenment622
11The Hospital in the Enlightenment671
12Medicine and the Enlightenment State730
Conclusion. Beyond Mesmerism: The Scientization of Medicine and the Politicization of Health in the French Revolution783
Bibliography835
Index897

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