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Cultural Approaches to the History of Medicine

Mediating Medicine in Early Modern and Modern Europe

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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.

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Titel: Cultural Approaches to the History of Medicine
Autoren/Herausgeber: C. Usborne, W. Blécourt (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 2004

ISBN/EAN: 9781403915696

Seitenzahl: 241
Format: 21,6 x 14 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 465 g
Sprache: Englisch

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

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