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Title: HEALTH, DISEASE AND SOCIETY IN EUROPE, 1500-1800
A SOURCE BOOK
By: Peter Elmer (Editor), Ole Peter Grell (Editor), Isobel Mary McLean
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0719067375
ISBN 13: 9780719067372
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Publisher: MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. date: 25 December, 2003
Pages: 400
Description: The period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment constitutes a vital phase in the history of European medicine. This volume contains a selection of classical writing and up-to-date research in the field, and extracts from contemporary sources.
Synopsis: Considers how the body was viewed by the medical profession from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, and challenges established ideas in the field of medical history. Examines the provision of medical care in context and how it was shaped by the social, religious, political and cultural concerns of the age. Arranged thematically and with brief but scholarly introductions, the selection of documents includes contemporary sources, recent research in the field and classical writings. Written in an accessible style by an Open University lecturer. Companion volume to The Healing Arts: Health, Disease and Society in Europe 1500-1800. -- .
Publication: UK
Imprint: Manchester University Press
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