Medicine from the Black Death to the French Disease: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Medicine from the Black Death to the French Disease

1st Edition

Edited by Roger French, Jon Arrizabalaga, Andrew Cunningham, Luis Garcia-Ballester


330 pages

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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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General