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Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe
     

Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe

by Mary Lindemann, William Beik, T. C. W. Blanning, Brendan Simms
 

ISBN-10: 0521412544

ISBN-13: 9780521412544

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe, offers undergraduate students a concise introduction to a subject rich in historical excitement and interest. Mary Lindemann, a distinguished scholar of the history of medicine, writes with exceptional clarity and examines medicine from a social and cultural perspective rather than a narrowly scientific one. She focuses on

Overview

Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe, offers undergraduate students a concise introduction to a subject rich in historical excitement and interest. Mary Lindemann, a distinguished scholar of the history of medicine, writes with exceptional clarity and examines medicine from a social and cultural perspective rather than a narrowly scientific one. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521412544
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Sickness and health; 2. Epidemics and infectious diseases; 3. Medical theory and medical science; 4. Medical education; 5. Hospitals and asylums; 6. Health and society; 7. Practice; Conclusion.

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