Experiencing Illness and the Sick Body in Early Modern Europe

Experiencing Illness and the Sick Body in Early Modern Europe by Michael Stolberg & Leonhard Unglaub & Logan Kennedy
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ISBN
9780230243439
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
292
Dimensions
147 x 229 x 26mm

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Illness was ubiquitous in early modern society. Health was constantly threatened and medicine often proved powerless. Based on his analysis of contemporary autobiographical writing, of thousands of letters which the sick and their relatives sent to physicians of the time and of a wide range of other sources, Michael Stolberg describes how early modern people coped with pain and disease, how they interacted with physicians and other healers and how they tried to make sense of their suffering. He presents the ideas and imagesthat peopleassociated with commonly diagnosed diseases such as phthisis, gout, cancer, dropsy or fever. The first thorough and comprehensive overview of the early modern experience and lay interpretation of illness, Stolberg also traces the impact of new medical theories on ordinary people's medical views--
ISBN:
9780230243439
Publication Date:
15 / 12 / 2011
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
147 x 229 x 26mm

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