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Cultural Approaches to the History of Medicine

Mediating Medicine in Early Modern and Modern Europe

Editors: Usborne, C., Blécourt, W. (Eds.)

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A pioneering contribution to the cultural history of medicine exploring issues as diverse as dissection of the heart, childbirth, masturbation, animal care, hermaphrodites, orthopaedics, 'miracle' drugs, smallpox and sex advice in different European cultures from the 1600s to the present day. Each case study illustrates various roles of mediation; reconciling conflicting ideas in the medical encounter; as an instrument of domination, or conversely, of resistance. Roy Porter's brilliant foreword conveys the methodological significance as well as the pleasure of these essays.

About the authors

YAARAH BAR-ON Deputy Director, Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv University LOGIE BARROW Professor of British Social History and Political Traditions, University of Bremen, Germany HERA COOK Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sydney LOUISE HILL CURTH Lecturer, University of Exeter PALMIRA FONTES DA COSTA Assistant Professor, New University of Lisbon MICHELINE LOUIS-COURVOISIER Geneva Medical School CONSTANCE MALPAS Digital Initiatives Coordinator, New York Academy of Medicine TOINE PIETERS Assistant Professor, Free University of Amsterdam School of Medicine and Professor, Groningen University, the Netherlands SÉVERINE PILLOUD Researcher, Institut Universitaire Romand d'Histoire de la Médicine et de la Santé Publique, Lausanne, Switzerland ROY PORTER MATTHEW RAMSEY Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA CATRIEN SANTING Lecturer, University of Groningen, the Netherlands MICHAEL STOLBERG Professor of history of medicine at Munich University, Germany ALFONS ZARZOSO Researcher and curator of the Museum of the History of Medicine of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Medicine, Mediation and Meaning

    Blécourt, Willem (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • De Affectibus Cordis et Palpitatione: Secrets of the Heart in Counter-Reformation Italy

    Santing, Catrien

    Pages 11-35

  • Neighbours and Gossip in Early Modern Gynaecology

    Bar-On, Yaarah

    Pages 36-55

  • Seventeenth-century English Almanacs: Transmitters of Advice for Sick Animals

    Curth, Louise Hill

    Pages 56-70

  • Consulting by Letter in the Eighteenth Century: Mediating the Patient’s View?

    Louis-Courvoisier, Micheline (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Approaches to the History of Medicine
Book Subtitle
Mediating Medicine in Early Modern and Modern Europe
Editors
  • C. Usborne
  • W. Blécourt
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28759-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230287594
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1569-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 241
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