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Nicholas Culpeper : English Physician and Astrologer - Olav Thulesius

Nicholas Culpeper

English Physician and Astrologer

Hardcover Published: 25th August 1992
ISBN: 9780333555644
Number Of Pages: 210

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'Olav Thulesius sets out to resurrect the sullied reputation of one of the most prolific writers of medical works during the Interregnum. - Thulesius has given us a welcome beginning of a study of a fascinating and neglected figure who made serious contributions to mid-seventeenth-century medicine while always living on the fringes of the established and licensed medical community.' - Martha Baldwin, Journal of the History or Medicine Was Nicholas Culpeper (1616-54) the father of English herbal medicine or a quacksalver and charlatan astrologer? This first modern biography shows a more complex picture. For example during the Civil War the Puritan Culpeper was wounded while fighting on the Parliamentarian side, as a physician of the poor, he had a burning desire to explain the secrets of medicine to ordinary people, He was not only the author of the famous herbal The English Physician but he also wrote the first book on midwifery and childcare and translated The London Pharmacopoeia.

List of Plates - Preface - Birth in Ockley - Youth in Sussex - Cambridge and Youthful Protest - Mortar & Pestle - Encounter with Lilly - Alice Fields - Civil War & Fights - Pandora's Box, 1649 - Midwifery, 1651 - The Herbal, 1652 - Witchcraft & Starcraft - Mysteries of Alchemy & Physick - Printed Matters - Culpeper's Ghost - Culpeper in America - Epilogue - Notes - Bibliography of Culpeper's Work - Index

ISBN: 9780333555644
ISBN-10: 0333555643
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 25th August 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2