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  • Medicine and Religion in Enlightenment Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Cunningham, Ole Peter Grell

    The Enlightenment period, here understood as covering the years 1650 to 1789, is usually considered to be a period when religion was obliged to give way to rationality. With respect to medicine this means that the religious elements in the treatment and interpretation of diseases to all intents and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • The Medieval Hospital and Medical Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara S. Bowers

    Using an innovative approach to evidence for the medieval hospital and medical practice, this collection of essays presents new research by leading international scholars in creating a holistic look at the hospital as an environment within a social and intellectual context. The research presented…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science and Art

  • The History and Poetics of Scientific Biography

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Söderqvist

    Biographies of scientists carry an increasingly prominent role in today's publishing climate. Traditional historical and sociological accounts of science are complemented by narratives that emphasize the importance of the scientific subject in the production of science. Not least is the realization…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj

    1st Edition

    By Jharna Gourlay

    Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj presents in detail Nightingale's involvement with India and Indians, and shows how she progressed from being concerned with the narrow sphere of army sanitation to the socio-economic condition of the whole of India. Despite her interest in the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Contraception, Colonialism and Commerce

    Birth Control in South India, 1920–1940, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Hodges

    Birth control holds an unusual place in the history of medicine. Largely devoid of doctors or hospitals, only relatively recently have birth control histories included tales of laboratory-based therapeutic innovation. Instead, these histories elucidate the peculiar slippages between individual…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Tertullian and the Unborn Child

    Christian and Pagan Attitudes in Historical Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Julian Barr

    Tertullian of Carthage was the earliest Christian writer to argue against abortion at length, and the first surviving Latin author to consider the unborn child in detail. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Tertullian’s attitude towards the foetus and embryo. Examining Tertullian’s…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • Female Patients in Early Modern Britain

    Gender, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 1st Edition

    By Wendy D. Churchill

    This investigation contributes to the existing scholarship on women and medicine in early modern Britain by examining the diagnosis and treatment of female patients by male professional medical practitioners from 1590 to 1740. In order to obtain a clearer understanding of female illness and…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Twins in Early Modern English Drama and Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    By Daisy Murray

    This volume investigates the early modern understanding of twinship through new readings of plays, informed by discussions of twins appearing in such literature as anatomy tracts, midwifery manuals, monstrous birth broadsides, and chapbooks. The book contextualizes such dramatic representations of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Bodies of Evidence

    Ancient Anatomical Votives Past, Present and Future, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jane Draycott, Emma-Jayne Graham

    Dedicating objects to the divine was a central component of both Greek and Roman religion. Some of the most conspicuous offerings were shaped like parts of the internal or external human body: so-called ‘anatomical votives’. These archaeological artefacts capture the modern imagination, recalling…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • Titian, Colonna and the Renaissance Science of Procreation

    Equicola's Seasons of Desire, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Colantuono

    Titian, Colonna and the Renaissance Science of Procreation demonstrates that two major monuments of Italian Renaissance culture - Bellini's and Titian's famous series of mytho-poetical paintings for the camerino of Duke Alfonso d'Este of Ferrara, and Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili -…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Medicine, Charity and Mutual Aid

    The Consumption of Health and Welfare in Britain, c.1550–1950, 1st Edition

    By Peter Shapely

    Edited by Anne Borsay

    The history of the voluntary sector in British towns and cities has received increasing scholarly attention in recent years. Nevertheless, whilst there have been a number of valuable contributions looking at issues such as charity as a key welfare provider, charity and medicine, and charity and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Centres of Medical Excellence?

    Medical Travel and Education in Europe, 1500–1789, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Cunningham

    Edited by Ole Peter Grell

    Students notoriously vote with their feet, seeking out the best and most innovative teachers of their subject. The most ambitious students have been travelling long distances for their education since universities were first founded in the 13th century, making their own educational pilgrimage or…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

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