Health, disease and society in Europe 1500-1800 considers how the body was viewed by the medical profession from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, and challenges established ideas in the field of medical history. It examines the provision of medical care in context and how it was shaped by the social, religious, political and cultural concerns of the age. Arranged thematically and with accessible but scholarly introductions, the selection of documents includes contemporary sources, recent research in the field and classical writings. -- .
About the Author
Peter Elmer is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. Ole Peter Grell is Professor of History at the Open University -- .
- Contributor: Peter Elmer
- Imprint: Manchester University Press
- ISBN13: 9780719067372
- Number of Pages: 400
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234mm
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Release Date: 2003-12-25
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Peter Elmer is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. Ole Peter Grell is Professor of History at the Open University -- .
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