Medicine from the Black Death to the French Disease
Published in 1998, covering the period from the triumphant economic revival of Europe after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, this book offers an examination of the state of contemporary medicine and the subsequent transplantation of European medicine worldwide.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The ‘Long Fifteenth Century’ of Medical History. 2. Jewish Treatsies on the Black Death (1350-1500): A Preliminary Study. 3. Mater Medicinarium: English Physicians and the Alchemical Elixir in the Fifteenth Century. 4. Fascinating Women: The Evil Eye in Medical Scholasticism. 5. Medicine at the German Universities, 1348-1500: A Preliminary Sketch. 6. Stones, Bones and Hernias: Surgical Specialists in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth Century Italy. 7. Treatment of Hernia in the Later Middle Ages: Surgical Correction and Social Construction. 8. Thomas Fayreford: An English Fifteenth-Century Medical Practicioner. 9. The Death of a Medieval Text: The Articella and the Early Press. 10. Epidemics and the State Medicine in Fifteenth-Century Milan. 11. Coping with French Disease: University Practicioners’ Strategies and Tactics in the Transition from the Fifteenth to the Sixteenth Century. 12. Anatomical Rationality.