Medieval And Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice

Paperback | June 15, 1990

byNancy G. Siraisi

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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.

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Following a survey of ancient, early medieval, and Islamic medicine, Siraisi discusses the categories and conditions of medical practice in the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries; the development of medical education; knowledge of physiology and anatomy; concepts of disease; and therapies, including surgery.

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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.

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Following a survey of ancient, early medieval, and Islamic medicine, Siraisi discusses the categories and conditions of medical practice in the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries; the development of medical education; knowledge of physiology and anatomy; concepts of disease; and therapies, including surgery.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.38 × 6.63 × 0.8 inPublished:June 15, 1990Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226761304

ISBN - 13:9780226761305

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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

From Our Editors

Following a survey of ancient, early medieval, and Islamic medicine, Siraisi discusses the categories and conditions of medical practice in the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries; the development of medical education; knowledge of physiology and anatomy; concepts of disease; and therapies, including surgery.