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Health, sickness, medicine and the friars in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries /
Angela Montford.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017].
description
xiv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780754636977
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017].
isbn
9780754636977
catalogue key
12043662
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-294) and index.
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Summaries
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This volume explores the attitudes and responses of the mendicant orders to illness, their contribution to medical history, the influence of health and sickness as a factor in the orders' decision making, the extent of their participation in treatments, their relationship with physicians or their own involvement in medical practice, and the problems which occurred as a result of these matters.
Main Description
Health, Sickness, Medicine and the Friars in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries explores the attitudes and responses of the mendicant orders to illness, their contribution to medical history, the influence of health and sickness as a factor in the orders' decision making, the extent of their participation in treatments, their relationship with physicians or their own involvement in medical practice, and the problems which occurred as a result of these matters. Apart from brief details of the last illness noted in some convent obituaries, the sick friar is usually conspicuous by his absence from the records. Health, Sickness, Medicine and the Friars in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries addresses this absence.
Unpaid Annotation
Health, Sickness, Medicine and the Friars in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries explores the attitudes and responses of the mendicant orders to illness, their contribution to medical history, the influence of health and sickness as a factor in the orders' decision-making, the extent of their participation in treatments, their relationship with physicians or their own involvement in medical practice and the problems which occurred as a result of these matters. Apart from brief details of the last illness noted in some convent obituaries, the sick friar is usually conspicuous by his absence from the records. This book addresses this absence.
Bowker Data Service Summary
In this heavily illustrated study Angela Montford explores: the role of Christian friars in the treatment of common ailments, the beginnings of secular medicine, and the social and religious environments in which such work was carried out.
Long Description
Health, Sickness, Medicine and the Friars in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries explores the attitudes and responses of the mendicant orders to illness, their contribution to medical history, the influence of health and sickness as a factor in the orders' decision making, the extent of their participation in treatments, their relationship with physicians or their own involvement in medical practice, and the problems which occurred as a result of these matters. Apart from brief details of the last illness noted in some convent obituaries, the sick friar is usually conspicuous by his absence from the records. This book addresses this absence.By focusing on these neglected aspects of the mendicant orders it is possible to begin to reconstruct their attitudes and practices towards sickness, health and medical treatment. In so doing, a picture begins to emerge which provides a much fuller understanding of both mendicant and wider medical history. Through such an approach, the book demonstrates how preserving health as well as treating illness were matters of interrelated and vital concern to the friars, a concern that coincided with a rising interest in health matters in wider society during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Fit to preach and pray: health, sickness and the friars' vocation
Pro salute: the convent and infirmary environment
In operibus pietatis: the infirmarers, their duties and equipment
Omnia computare: the patients, standards of care and finance
Dangers and disorders: the decline of the frater medicus
Let us honour the physicians: secular medical practitioners
Quod curabit?: the plague outbreaks
Strengthening nature: food for the healthy and the sick
The hand of Christ: drugs for the sick friar
Cures of other ills: surgical and ancillary treatments
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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