Renaissance Medicine

Renaissance Medicine

Details methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease used between 1450 and 1750, including the theory of the Four Humors, midwifery, quacks, and the plague.

Author: Ian Dawson

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books

ISBN: 1592700381

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Details methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease used between 1450 and 1750, including the theory of the Four Humors, midwifery, quacks, and the plague.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine

Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine

In her absorbing history of this complex era in medicine, Siraisi explores the inner workings of the medical community and illustrates the connections of medicine to both natural philosophy and technical skills.

Author: Nancy G. Siraisi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226761312

Category: History

Page: 264

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Western Europe supported a highly developed and diverse medical community in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods. In her absorbing history of this complex era in medicine, Siraisi explores the inner workings of the medical community and illustrates the connections of medicine to both natural philosophy and technical skills.
Categories: History

Renaissance Medicine

Renaissance Medicine

Did landmark developments benefit the everyday lives of ordinary people? This book looks at the new 'scientific' ways of learning and experimentation of the period, to show what health and disease were like in the Old and New Worlds.

Author: Nicola Barber

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406238785

Category: Medicine

Page: 48

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How much did the Renaissance change medical history and public health? Did landmark developments benefit the everyday lives of ordinary people? This book looks at the new 'scientific' ways of learning and experimentation of the period, to show what health and disease were like in the Old and New Worlds.
Categories: Medicine

History Medicine and the Traditions of Renaissance Learning

History  Medicine  and the Traditions of Renaissance Learning

The choice of examples is fascinating, and it puts Renaissance documents into a new context. This is a major book, well written, richly learned and with further implications for more than students of medical history.

Author: Nancy G. Siraisi

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472116029

Category: History

Page: 438

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A major, path-breaking work, History, Medicine, and the Traditions of Renaissance Learning is Nancy G. Siraisi's examination into the intersections of medically trained authors and history in the period 1450 to 1650. Rather than studying medicine and history as separate disciplinary traditions, Siraisi calls attention to their mutual interaction in the rapidly changing world of Renaissance erudition. Far from their contributions being a mere footnote in the historical record, medical writers had extensive involvement in the reading, production, and shaping of historical knowledge during this important period. With remarkably detailed scholarship, Siraisi investigates doctors' efforts to explore the legacies handed down to them from ancient medical and anatomical writings and the difficult reconciliations this required between the authority of the ancient world and the discoveries of the modern. She also studies the ways in which sixteenth-century medical authors wrote history, both in their own medical texts and in more general historical works. In the course of her study, Siraisi finds that what allowed medical writers to become so fully engaged in the writing of history was their general humanistic background, their experience of history through the field of medicine's past, and the tools that the writing of history offered to the development of a rapidly evolving profession. Nancy G. Siraisi is one of the preeminent scholars of medieval and Renaissance intellectual history, specializing in medicine and science. Now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a 2008 winner of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she has written numerous books, including Taddeo Alderotti and His Pupils (Princeton, 1981), which won the American Association for the History of Medicine William H. Welch Medal; Avicenna in Renaissance Italy (Princeton, 1987); The Clock and the Mirror (Princeton, 1997); and the widely used textbook Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine (Chicago, 1990), which won the Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize from the History of Science Society. In 2003 Siraisi received the History of Science Society's George Sarton Medal, in 2004 she received the Paul Oskar Kristellar Award for Lifetime Achievement of the Renaissance Society of America, and in 2005 she was awarded the American Historical Association Award for Scholarly Distinction. "A fascinating study of Renaissance physicians as avid readers and enthusiastic writers of all kinds of history: from case narratives and medical biographies to archaeological and environmental histories. In this wide-ranging book, Nancy Siraisi demonstrates the deep links between the medical and the humanistic disciplines in early modern Europe." ---Katharine Park, Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University "This is a salient but little explored aspect of Renaissance humanism, and there is no doubt that Siraisi has succeeded in throwing light onto a vast subject. The scholarship is wide-ranging and profound, and breaks new ground. The choice of examples is fascinating, and it puts Renaissance documents into a new context. This is a major book, well written, richly learned and with further implications for more than students of medical history." ---Vivian Nutton, Professor, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, and author of From Democedes to Harvey: Studies in the History of Medicine "Siraisi shows the many-dimensioned overlaps and interactions between medicine and 'history' in the early modern period, marking a pioneering effort to survey a neglected discipline. Her book follows the changing usage of the classical term 'history' both as empiricism and as a kind of scholarship in the Renaissance before its more modern analytical and critical applications. It is a marvel of erudition in an area insufficiently studied." ---Donald R. Kelley, Emeritus James Westfall Thompson Professor of History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and Executive Editor of Journal of the History of Ideas
Categories: History

The Medical Renaissance of the Sixteenth Century

The Medical Renaissance of the Sixteenth Century

This book examines the relationship of medicine to those intellectual and social changes which historians call the Renaissance.

Author: A. Wear

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521301122

Category: History

Page: 349

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This book examines the relationship of medicine to those intellectual and social changes which historians call the Renaissance. The contributors describe how the whole range of medicine, from practical therapeutics to surgery, anatomy and pharmacy, was developing. Some important questions about the nature of medicine as it was taught and practised are raised. These include the continuing vigour of Arabic and scholastic medicine, how this was reconciled with the renaissance love of all things Greek and the nature of medicine in different parts of Europe. The chapters are written by acknowledged experts in their subjects and are based on contributions read at a meeting called for the purpose in Cambridge and supported by the Wellcome Trust.
Categories: History

A History of Medicine

A History of Medicine

;This text stresses the major themes in the history of medicine - placing the modern experience within the framework of historical issues - and it presents medical history as an important part of intellectual and social history, supplying ...

Author: Lois N. Magner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824786734

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 629

A non-technical, jargon-free presentation of the history of medicine from palaeopathology to recent theories and practices of modern medicine. It gives a wide-ranging overview of Western medicine and an introduction to the rich and varied medical traditions of the Near and Far East.;This text stresses the major themes in the history of medicine - placing the modern experience within the framework of historical issues - and it presents medical history as an important part of intellectual and social history, supplying students with an examination of the field that encourages them to question modern medical assumptions. Areas that are less familiar to students are highlighted, and case histories represent broader issues and trends.
Categories: Medical

A History of Medicine

A History of Medicine

Author: Jean Starobinski

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037528711

Category: Medicine

Page: 104

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Categories: Medicine

Medieval Medicine

Medieval Medicine

Author: Plinio Prioreschi

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781888456059

Category: Medicine

Page: 804

View: 428

Categories: Medicine

Doctors and Medicine in Early Renaissance Florence

Doctors and Medicine in Early Renaissance Florence

These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Author: Katharine Park

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400855001

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 920

Katharine Park has written a social, intellectual, and institutional history of medicine in Florence during the century after the Black Death of 1348. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Medical

Making and Marketing Medicine in Renaissance Florence

Making and Marketing Medicine in Renaissance Florence

A study of the Speziale al Giglio apothecary shop in fifteenth-century Florence, Italy.

Author: James Edric Shaw

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042031579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 184

A study of the Speziale al Giglio apothecary shop in fifteenth-century Florence, Italy.
Categories: Business & Economics

A History of Military Medicine From the Renaissance through modern times

A History of Military Medicine  From the Renaissance through modern times

This two-volume work is the first published comprehensive history of military medicine in the Western world. The second volume begins with the Renaissance and ends with the Vietnam War.

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 0313284032

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 247

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This two-volume work is the first published comprehensive history of military medicine in the Western world. The second volume begins with the Renaissance and ends with the Vietnam War. Throughout both volumes, the analysis is presented in a chronological sequence, with particular civilizations or nations studied according to their period of military importance. In the second volume, additional emphasis is placed on the cross-national transfer of information relevant to military medicine. Each volume concludes with a bibliography and general subject index.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Medical Subject Headings

Medical Subject Headings

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Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112046620099

Category: Index medicus

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Categories: Index medicus

A Short History of Medicine

A Short History of Medicine

Erwin H. Ackerknecht’s A Short History of Medicine is a concise narrative, long appreciated by students in the history of medicine, medical students, historians, and medical professionals as well as all those seeking to understand the ...

Author: Erwin H. Ackerknecht

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421419541

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Erwin H. Ackerknecht’s A Short History of Medicine is a concise narrative, long appreciated by students in the history of medicine, medical students, historians, and medical professionals as well as all those seeking to understand the history of medicine. Covering the broad sweep of discoveries from parasitic worms to bacilli and x-rays, and highlighting physicians and scientists from Hippocrates and Galen to Pasteur, Koch, and Roentgen, Ackerknecht narrates Western and Eastern civilization’s work at identifying and curing disease. He follows these discoveries from the library to the bedside, hospital, and laboratory, illuminating how basic biological sciences interacted with clinical practice over time. But his story is more than one of laudable scientific and therapeutic achievement. Ackerknecht also points toward the social, ecological, economic, and political conditions that shape the incidence of disease. Improvements in health, Ackerknecht argues, depend on more than laboratory knowledge: they also require that we improve the lives of ordinary men and women by altering social conditions such as poverty and hunger. This revised and expanded edition includes a new foreword and concluding biographical essay by Charles E. Rosenberg, Ackerknecht’s former student and a distinguished historian of medicine. A new bibliographic essay by Lisa Haushofer explores recent scholarship in the history of medicine. -- Charles E. Rosenberg, Harvard University, author of Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and Now
Categories: Medical

The Clock and the Mirror

The Clock and the Mirror

In this book, Nancy Siraisi draws on selected themes in Cardano's medical writings to explore in detail the relation between medicine and wider areas of Renaissance culture.

Author: Nancy G. Siraisi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400832354

Category: Medical

Page: 378

View: 748

Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), renowned as a mathematician, encyclopedist, astrologer, and autobiographer, was by profession a medical practitioner. His copious writings on medicine reflect both the complexity and diversity of the Renaissance medical world and the breadth of his own interests. In this book, Nancy Siraisi draws on selected themes in Cardano's medical writings to explore in detail the relation between medicine and wider areas of Renaissance culture. Cardano’s medical advice included the suggestion that "the studious man should always have at hand a clock and a mirror"—a clock to keep track of the passage of time and a mirror to observe the changing condition of his body. The remark, which recalls his astrological and autobiographical interests, is emblematic of the many connections between his medicine and his other pursuits. Cardano’s philosophical eclecticism, beliefs about occult forces in nature, theories about dreams, and free transitions between academic and popularizing scientific writing also contributed to his medicine. As a physician, he greeted two different types of medical innovation in his lifetime with equal enthusiasm: improved access to the Hippocratic corpus and Vesalian anatomy. Cardano presented himself as a practitioner with special gifts. Yet his medical learning remained rooted in the Galenic tradition that he often criticized. Meanwhile, he negotiated a career in a medical community characterized by personal and social rivalries, a competitive medical marketplace, and strong institutional and religious pressures. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Medical

Permuted Medical Subject Headings

Permuted Medical Subject Headings

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Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020604388

Category: Medicine

Page:

View: 995

Categories: Medicine

Western Medicine

Western Medicine

History Feat Alt. UP.

Author: Irvine Loudon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199248133

Category: Medical

Page: 347

View: 129

Featuring more than 150 illustrations, including twenty-four color plates, a finely produced history ranges from the birth of rational medicine in ancient Greece to modern organ transplants and includes a glossary, a chronology, and an index. History Feat Alt. UP.
Categories: Medical

Medical Subject Headings

Medical Subject Headings

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Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.). Medical Subject Headings Section

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000060129586

Category: Subject headings

Page:

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Categories: Subject headings

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

An authoritative and accessible illustrated introduction to medical history.

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521002524

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 199

An authoritative and accessible illustrated introduction to medical history.
Categories: Medical