Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine

An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice

Nancy G. Siraisi

Nancy G. Siraisi

264 pages | 49 halftones | 6-5/8 x 9-3/8 | © 1990
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226761305 Published June 1990
E-book $7.00 to $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226761312 Published May 2009
Western Europe supported a highly developed and diverse medical community in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods. In her absorbing history of this complex era in medicine, Siraisi explores the inner workings of the medical community and illustrates the connections of medicine to both natural philosophy and technical skills.

History of Science Society: HSS-Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize

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Note on Names
1. The Formation of Western European Medicine
2. Practitioners and Conditions of Practice
3. Medical Education
4. Physiological and Anatomical Knowledge
5. Disease and Treatment
6. Surgeons and Surgery
Epilogue: The Medical Renaissance
Guide to Further Reading
Selected Primary Sources Available in English Translation
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