Sufferers and Healers: The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sufferers and Healers

The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England, 1st Edition

By Lucinda McCray Beier

Routledge

314 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138182790
pub: 2017-05-30
$51.95
x
Hardback: 9781138182639
pub: 2015-10-01
$165.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315646213
pub: 2015-09-25
from $25.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Lucinda McCray Beier’s remarkable book, first published in 1987, enters the world of illness in seventeenth-century England, exploring what it was like to be either a sufferer or a healer. A wide spectrum of healers existed, ranging between the housewife, with her simple herbal preparations, local cunning-folk and bonestters, travelling healers, and formally accredited surgeons and physicians. Basing her study upon personal accounts written by sufferers and healers, Beier examines the range of healers and therapies available, describes the disorders people suffered from, and indicates the various ways sufferers dealt with their ailments. She includes several case-studies of healers and sufferers, and looks in detail at the ways in which women’s identities and duties were associated with childbirth, illness and healing. This title will be of interest to students of history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction 2. The Medical Marketplace 3. A London Surgeon’s Career: Joseph Binns 4. The Physicians Tale 5. Sufferers and Patients: The Diseases of the People 6. Sufferers and Patients: Approaches to Illness 7. In Sickness and in Health: The Josselins’ Experience 8. The Character of a Good Woman: Woman and Illness 9. Conclusion: The Experience of Illness; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Glossary; Index

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit https://www.routledge.com/series/PSYREVIVALS

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HIS037040
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century