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Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine

An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice

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.

264 pages | 49 halftones | 6-5/8 x 9-3/8 | © 1990

History: European History

History of Science

Medicine

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
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
Notes
Guide to Further Reading
Selected Primary Sources Available in English Translation
Bibliography
Index

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