The Healing Arts: Health, Disease and Society in Europe 1500-1800
by Peter Elmer
The period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment constitutes a vital phase in the history of European medicine. Elements of continuity with the classical and medieval past are evident in the persistence of a humor-based view of the body and of illness. At the same time new theories of the body emerged to challenge established ideas in medical circles. In recent years,...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published March 9th 2004 by Manchester University Press
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