Medicine before Science: The Business of Medicine from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

Medicine before Science: The Business of Medicine from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

by Roger French
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521809770

ISBN-13: 9780521809771

Pub. Date: 02/20/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. While considered elite (in reputation and rewards) and successful, we know little of their clinical effectiveness. To modern eyes their theory and practice often seems bizarre. But historical evidence reveals that they were

Overview

This book is an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. While considered elite (in reputation and rewards) and successful, we know little of their clinical effectiveness. To modern eyes their theory and practice often seems bizarre. But historical evidence reveals that they were judged on other criteria, and this book asserts that these physicians helped to construct and meet the expectations of society.

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ISBN-13:
9780521809771
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/20/2003
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Sources: 1. Hippocrates and the philosophers; 2. Galen; Part II. The Latin Tradition: 3. Medieval schools; 4. Scholastic medicine; 5. The weakening of the Latin tradition; Part III. The Crisis: 6. The crisis of theory; 7. Resolutions; 8. Enlightenment, systems and science; Select bibliography.

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