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Experiencing Illness and the Sick Body in Early Modern Europe

Authors: Stolberg, M.

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Based on thousands of letters written by patients and their relatives and on a wide range of other sources, this book provides the first comprehensive account of how early modern people understood, experienced and dealt with common diseases and how they dealt with them on a day-to-day basis.

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MICHAEL STOLBERG was trained as both an historian and a physician. He has worked in Germany, Italy and the UK and, since 2004, has been chair of History of Medicine at the University of Würzburg, Germany. He has published widely on the historical anthropology of illness and the body and on the theory and practice of learned medicine in the early modern period.
 
Translated from the German original by Leonhard Unglaub and Logan Kennedy

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'Stolberg's compelling study demonstrates the vitality of the social history of medicine, and shows that it is possible to capture the sensations of the sick in past centuries.' - Hannah Newton, University of Cambridge, Social History of Medicine


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experiencing Illness and the Sick Body in Early Modern Europe
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35584-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230355842
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24343-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31837-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 292
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