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Published: 19 April 2012

262 Pages | 4 black and white images


ISBN: 9780199650491

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The Sick Child in Early Modern England, 1580-1720

Hannah Newton

  • The first book devoted to the subject of children's health and illness in early modern England
  • Challenges many enduring assumptions about early modern attitudes to children
  • Takes the original viewpoint of sick children themselves, offering rare and intimate insights into the emotional, spiritual, physical, and social dimensions of sickness, pain, and death
  • Promotes a new approach to the history of patients, which centres on the emotional, spiritual, physical, and social experiences of sickness
  • Unearths many rare accounts of childhood sickness

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