The Works of John Wesley Volume 32: Medical and Health Writings

The Works of John Wesley Volume 32: Medical and Health Writings


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501859014
Publisher: Kingswood Books
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 724
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Randy L. Maddox is William Kellon Quick Professor of Church History and Wesley Studies at The Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; and Associate General Editor of the Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley. He is a recognized authority on both John Wesley's theology and the theological developments in later Methodism. Among his special interests are the science and religion dialogue, the nature of evangelicalism, and the theological distinctives of Eastern Orthodoxy. Maddox is an ordained elder in the Dakotas Conference of The United Methodist Church.

James G. Donat graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, and the University of London where he earned a PhD in the history and philosophy of science/medicine. He is an independent scholar with work focusing on John Wesley and medicine.

Table of Contents

Signs, Special Usages, Abbreviations xiii

Introduction To John Wesley's Practice and Publications Offering Medical and Health Advice 1

Collection of Receipts (1745-46) 67

An Introductory Comment 67

Text 74

Primitive Physic (1747-91) 97

An Introductory Comment 97

Text 110

A Letter to a Friend Concerning Tea (1748) 267

An Introductory Comment 267

Text 276

The Desideratum: or, Electricity Made Plain and Useful (1760) 289

An Introductory Comment 289

Text 304

The Account of Disease in A Survey of the Wisdom of God in Creation (1763) 357

An Introductory Comment 357

Text 359

Thoughts on the Sin of Onan (1767) 365

An Introductory Comment 365

Text 374

Advices with Respect to Health (1769) 389

An Introductory Comment 389

Text 401

Wesley's Engagement with William Cadogan on the Gout (1771-74) 567

An Introductory Comment 567

'To the Printer of The Bristol Gazelle' (1771) 576

'Extract from Dr. Cadogan … on the Gout' (1774) 578

'Thoughts on "Nervous Disorders"' (1786) 607

An Introductory Comment 607

Text 616

Medical Advice and Receipts in the 'Arminian Magazine' (1784-91) 623

An Introductory Comment 623

Text 624

Appendix A Wesley's Text: Editions, Transmission, Presentation, and Variant Readings 629

Appendix B Prescription for Abraham Brames 651

Appendix C Health Advice through Correspondence 653

Appendix D The Primitive Physic Controversy 675

Appendix E Glossary of Eighteenth-Century Terms for Medical Conditions, Instruments, Measures, and Treatments 731

Appendix F Glossary of Eighteenth-Century Medicinal Names of Herbs, Minerals, and Other Remedies 741

Bibliography of Wesley's Known Reading and Sources On Medicine 763


Index of Medical Conditions Mentioned by Wesley 773

General Index 779

Index of Scripture Citations and Allusions 787

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