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

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University of Chicago Press, May 15, 2009 - History - 264 pages
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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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Contents

2 Practitioners and Conditions of Practice
17
3 Medical Education
48
4 Physiological and Anatomical Knowledge
78
5 Disease and Treatment
115
6 Surgeons and Surgery
153
The Medical Renaissance
187
Notes
195
Guide to Further Reading
219
Selected Primary Sources Available in English Translation
225
Bibliography
227
Index
241
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About the author (2009)

Nancy G. Siraisi is Professor of History at Hunter College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Her books include "Avicenna in Renaissance Italy" and "Taddeo Alderotti and His Pupils," both published by Princeton University Press, and "Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine" (Chicago).

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