Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 December 2003

400 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719067372

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Health, disease and society in Europe, 1500-1800

A source book

Peter Elmer and Ole Peter Grell

Published by Manchester University Press

  • 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
  • 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 brief but scholarly introductions, the selection of documents includes contemporary sources, recent research in the field and classical writings
  • Written in an accessible style by an Open University lecturer
  • Companion volume to The Healing Arts: Health, Disease and Society in Europe 1500-1800