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The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century

The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century

by Roger French, Andrew Wear


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ISBN-13: 9780521089920
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Medicine, religion and the puritan revolution Peter Elmer; 2. Harvey in Holland: circulation and the Calvinists Roger French; 3. The matter of souls: medical theory and theology in seventeenth-century England John Henry; 4. Mental illness, magical medicine and the Devil in northern England, 1650-1700 David Harley; 5. Passions and the ghost in the machine: or what not to ask about science in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany Johanna Geyer-Kordesch; 6. Thomas Sydenham: epidemics, experiment and the 'Good Old Cause' Andrew Cunningham; 7. The medico-religious universe of an early eighteenth-century Parisian doctor: the case of Philippe Hecquet L. W. B Brockliss; 8. Isaac Newton, George Cheyne and the Principia Medicinae Anita Guerrini; 9. Physicians and the new philosophy: Henry Stubbe and the virtuosi-physicians Harold J. Cook; 10. The early Royal Society and the spread of medical knowledge Roy Porter; 11. Medical practice in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England: continuity and union Andrew Wear.

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