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The Medical renaissance of the sixteenth century /
edited by A. Wear, R.K. French and I.M. Lonie.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
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xvi, 349 p. cm.
ISBN
0521301122
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
isbn
0521301122
general note
Based on a conference held at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in Sept. 1983.
catalogue key
99077
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1986-01:
Readers are hereby warned that this volume avoids a pitfall common to most collections of conference papers. Usually, such books are purchased for specialized reference, and readers consult at most one or two essays. This book does not deserve such a fate. Although each paper is complete in iteslf, together they form a unified ensemble that should be read in its entirety. Conference participants (Cambridge, 1983) sought to ``develop an alternative picture of a less heroic but perhaps more real medicine as it was taught and practiced within the context of other features of sixteenth century life.'' That goal may be reached eventually, but in the meantime these essays represent the best efforts and fruits of an emerging new history. Physicians and philosophers of the 16th century worked in an exciting time when a new natural philosophy had not yet replaced the old. Rather than rewriting a history of the century's heroes, the scholars-all of international repute-have immersed themselves in the documents of the medical student, educator, physician, and pharmacist and have resurfaced with a vibrant account of the shape of medicine and its allied disciplines in the years between Vesalius and Harvey. No bibliography, but ample notes. The essays demand more than passing familiarity with the era. Recommended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.-T.P. Gariepy, Stonehill College
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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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Aristotle among the physicians
The changing fortunes of a traditional text: goals and strategies in sixteenth-century Latin editions of the Canon of Avicenna
Berengario da Carpi and the use of commentary in anatomical teaching
Humanist surgery
Pharmacy in the republic of Venice in the sixteenth century
Explorations in renaissance writings on the practice of medicine
Jacques Dubois as a practitioner
The 'Paris Hippocratics': teaching and research in Paris in the second half of the sixteenth century
The generation of disease: occult causes and diseases of the total substance
Fabricius and the 'Aristotle project' in anatomical teaching and research at
Disputation and description in the renaissance pulse controversy
Academicism versus empiricism in practical medicine in sixteenth-century Spain with regard to morisco practitioners
Notes
Index
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