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Practical Medicine from Salerno to the Black Death - Luis Garcia-Ballester

Practical Medicine from Salerno to the Black Death

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From the eleventh century to the Black Death in 1348 Europe was economically vigorous and expanding, especially in Mediterranean societies. In this world of growing wealth educational institutions were founded, the universities, and it was in these that a new form of medicine came to be taught and which widely influenced medical care throughout Europe. The essays in this collection focus on the practical aspects of medieval medicine. They explore how the learned medical men understood and coped with plague; the theory and practice of medical astrology, and of bleeding (phlebotomy) for the cure and prevention of illness. Several essays deal with the development and interrelations of the nascent medical profession and of Christian, Muslim and Jewish practitioners. Special emphasis is given to the practice of surgery, and the problems of recovering knowledge of a large proportion of medical care - that given by women - are also explored.

List of illustrations and tablesp. ix
List of contributors and editorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Note on namesp. xiii
Introduction: Practical medicine from Salerno to the Black Deathp. 1
Astrology in medical practicep. 30
The science and practice of medicine in the thirteenth century according to Guglielmo da Saliceto, Italian surgeonp. 60
How to write a Latin book on surgery: organizing principles and authorial devices in Guglielmo da Saliceto and Dino del Garbop. 88
Derivation and revulsion: the theory and practice of medieval phlebotomyp. 110
Surgical texts and social contexts: physicians and surgeons in Paris, c. 1270 to 1430p. 156
Medical practice in Paris in the first half of the fourteenth centuryp. 186
Royal surgeons and the value of medical learning: the Crown of Aragon, 1300-1350p. 211
Facing the Black Death: perceptions and reactions of university medical practitionersp. 237
John of Arderne and the Mediterranean tradition of scholastic surgeryp. 289
Documenting medieval women's medical practicep. 322
A marginal learned medical world: Jewish, Muslim and Christian medical practitioners, and the use of Arabic medical sources in late medieval Spainp. 353
Indexp. 395
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ISBN: 9780521158671
ISBN-10: 0521158672
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 418
Published: 25th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.58