Civic Medicine: Physician, Polity, and Pen in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

Civic Medicine: Physician, Polity, and Pen in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
1472453581
ISBN-13:
9781472453587
Pub. Date:
08/22/2019
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
ISBN-10:
1472453581
ISBN-13:
9781472453587
Pub. Date:
08/22/2019
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Civic Medicine: Physician, Polity, and Pen in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

Civic Medicine: Physician, Polity, and Pen in Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

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Overview

Communities across Europe for eight centuries contracted with doctors, who provided citizen care, helped govern, and led in public life. Civic Medicine defines this timely subject by focusing on its golden age, opening a history of knowledge and action shaped more by community than market or state.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472453587
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/22/2019
Series: The History of Medicine in Context
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.19(h) x (d)

About the Author

J. Andrew Mendelsohn is Reader in History of Science and Medicine in the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London, having previously taught at Imperial College London.

Annemarie Kinzelbach has published extensively on medicine, health, and society in early modern Germany.

Ruth Schilling trained in early modern urban history and is Junior Professor for the History of Science at the University of Bremen and scientific coordinator of exhibitions and research at the German Maritime Museum.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Civic Medicine 1. Public Practice: The European Longue Durée of Knowing for Health and Polity Part I: Scholar in Town, Scholar in Office 2. The Many Uses of Writing: A Humanist Physician in Sixteenth-Century Prague 3. Promoting a Good Physician: Letters of Application to German Civic Authorities, 1500–1700 4. De officiis: Doctors’ Oaths and Appointments in Early Modern Nuremberg Part II: Evaluating, Reporting 5. Reporting for Action: Forms of Writing between Medicine and Polity in Milan, 1580-1650 6. Negotiating on Paper: Councilors, Medical Officers, and Patients in an Early Modern City Part III: Documenting, Locating 7. Accountability, Autobiography, and Belonging: The Working Journal of a Sixteenth-Century Diplomatic Physician between Venice and Damascus 8. A Sense of Place: Town Physicians and the Resources of Locality in Early Modern Medicine 9. Physical City: A Royal Physician’s Warsaw Part IV: Translating, Translocating 10. Transformative Itineraries and Communities of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe: The Case of Lazare Rivière’s The Practice of Physick 11. Trading Information: The City of Nuremberg and the Birth of a Latin Medical Weekly

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