Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe / Edition 2

Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe / Edition 2

by Mary Lindemann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521425921

ISBN-13: 9780521425926

Pub. Date: 08/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521425926
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #44
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures x

List of tables xi

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction 1

1 Sickness and health 11

2 Plagues and peoples 50

3 Learned medicine 84

4 Learning to heal 121

5 Hospitals and asylums 157

6 Health and society 193

7 Healing 235

Conclusion 281

Further reading 284

Index 294

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