Medicine and Religion in Enlightenment Europe

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Ole Peter Grell, Dr. Andrew Cunningham
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - History - 267 pages
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This volume explores the relationship between medicine and religion during the Enlightenment Period, here understood as covering the years 1650 to 1789. It looks at this multi-faceted relationship with respect to among others: medical care and death in hospitals, religious vocation and nursing, chemical medicine and religion, the clergy and medicine, the continued significance of popular medicine, faith healing, dissection and religion, and religious dissent and medical innovation. Within these significant areas the volume provides a European perspective which will make it possible to draw comparisons and determine differences.
  

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Contents

Enlightenment Radical Enlightenment and the Medical Revolution
5
A Bavarian Court Physician
9
The Nexus
29
The Role of Clergymen in Spanish
49
Medicine History and Religion in Naples in the Seventeenth
63
Pope Benedict XIV and the Beatification of the Flying Saint
82
A Comparison of Mennonite
121
Tropical Medicine and Exotic Natural History
145
The Enlightenment Debate on
195
The Conversions to Catholicism of
205
Medicine Witchcraft and the Politics of Healing in Late
223
From Souls to the Powers of
243
Index
259
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