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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 January 2024
.... Drawing on judicial and surgical treatises, this essay examines the important contributions of medical professionals to the adjudication of cases of violent crime in seventeenth-century France. It reveals how surgeons, with their hands-on, sensory approach to medical practice and expertise in wounds...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and fifteenth centuries had the effect of yoking together in the minds of British readers the materiality of medical language and the materiality of the body. I examine how the literate creativity of practical medical writing addressed the problem of jargon as well as how satires of medical expertise...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2018
... examining biological and physiological materials. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Andreas Vesalius On the Fabric of the Human Body anatomy medical education anatomical illustration • • Vesalius...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 153–182.
Published: 01 January 2018
... is fundamentally a medical one because it interrogates the body’s humoral composition and how that composition is changed — and the body literally remade — as a result of external influences. In spite of these shared thematic and medical aspects, comparative approaches to these masterpieces by the chief anatomist...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 403–412.
Published: 01 September 2008
... throughout the volume in approaches to the subject that continually foreground bodily phenomena. Individual essays in the collection address other hermeneutical and methodological issues as well. Accepting the relatively new emphasis in medical histories on examining evidence “from the bottom...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., the belief remained strongly rooted elsewhere and not only among an ignorant multitude. The medical officer in nearby Schöningen, Georg Müh- lenbein, when called upon to examine Ernst, raised the possibility. When the local magistrates asked Mühlenbein “if the physical faults...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 589–610.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Florence Eliza Glaze; Brian K. Nance; Suzanne Porter This article examines the holdings of the Duke University Medical School Library's History of Medicine Collections, including the Trent Collection. It provides a generalized topical description of the collections' contents, as well...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Michael Stolberg Drawing on the personal notebooks of three medical students who studied in Padua in the late 1540s and early 1550s, this essay examines the contents and methods of anatomical teaching of Andreas Vesalius’s successors and in particular that of Antonio Fracanzani and Gabriele...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of the judicial process, eventually adopting the view that it was possible to convict an individual on the basis of indicia indubitata (compelling circumstantial evidence) alone. Attitudes about the body and torture in the sixteenth century must be examined in relation to a broad range of medical, theological...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 57–87.
Published: 01 January 2024
... concrete techniques, and its possible legal and medical applications. The essay opens with a reassessment of Girolamo Cardano's Metoposcopia by emphasizing the essential influence exerted by the art of memory, which he mentions in a key passage of his De sapientia . The essay investigates the problematic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., an understanding of the female body and its functioning predicated on the visual examination and display of the deceased, dissected body was deemed by both state and medical officials to be necessary for midwives to practice 80  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 48.1 / 2018 legally. Although...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 467–491.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., who proposed that the his- tory of illness be examined from below, adopting the point of view of the patient as opposed to the traditional approach based almost entirely on that of medical practitioners.4 The patients’ letters written to Don Juan Muñoz y Peralta that we examine...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of a medicalizing of politics that dominated sixteenth-­ and seventeenth-­century political discourse. In particular, she examines how the discourse of  “chymical” medicine was deployed across the political spectrum. 2  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 46.1 / 2016 Lakoff and Johnson...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 9–32.
Published: 01 January 2024
.... Directly connected to medical semiotics, physiognomy allowed for the Socratic “window opening into the heart,” thus making visible through bodily and facial signs the invisible inner moral inclinations of the soul. 3 Physiognomic judgment (“iudicium physiognomicum”), debated in learned academic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2015
... by the authorities to conduct this earlier archaeological inspec- tion, accidentally dropped Petrarch’s own skull when examining it, given his suspicious description of how the cranium disintegrated in his hands when he was manipulating it.4 Thus, it was unlikely that any skull at all should be in Petrarch’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... In doing so, it demonstrates that narrative form can bridge the communication gap between the suffering writer and his readers. • “O Multiplied Misery The Disordered Medical Narrative of John...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 247–273.
Published: 01 May 2013
... seventeenth-­century diaries that record episodes of illness. By examining sufferers’ words rather than learned medical litera- ture, this article reveals the significance of the emotions to early modern understandings of disease causation. Patients looked to a range of factors to explain...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 451–453.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to this special issue should consider broadly conceived questions about the languages of anatomy. What might an interdisciplinary frame- work offer when examining biological and physiological material? How can scholars and medical practitioners collaborate to make the past significant to today’s academic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 January 2000
... the diseases and conditions peculiar to the female body is as old as medical writing itself. Nearly a fifth of the oldest corpus of western medical writings, that attributed to Hippocrates and written in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C., is devoted to the female body...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 669–671.
Published: 01 September 2016
... conceived questions about the languages of anatomy. What might an interdisciplinary frame- work offer when examining biological and physiological material? How can scholars and medical practitioners collaborate to make the past significant to today’s academic concerns? Deadline for submission...