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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 (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... The polyglot heterogeneity of medicine’s vocabulary, the diversity of its audience, and the life-and- death context of its use contributed to the tension between the discourse’s aspirations and its limitations. This essay argues that widespread experiences of medicine’s jargon in the late fourteenth...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (3): 589–607.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of medicine from that of ecclesiastical healing, was as imprecise as it was absolute. This article uses the regurgitated knife and related symptoms associated with demonic illness to explore how diverging understandings of demonic and natural action informed medicine in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2005) 35 (3): 559–582.
Published: 01 September 2005
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Margaret Healy In the political turmoil of mid-seventeenth-century England, both socio-political utopias and dystopias were repeatedly imagined through corporeal images and medical metaphors and narratives. The new iatrochemistry—Paracelsian and subsequently Helmontian medicine—featured especially...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 9–32.
Published: 01 January 2024
... relied as much on medicine as on the theory of proportions. Moreover, special weight was given to direct observation in physiognomic analysis, which paralleled the observational practices of sixteenth-century physicians and anatomists. In this context, a certain attention to criminal physiognomies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Clarissa Chenovick Henry of Lancaster's Livre de Seyntz Medicines is a vividly medicalized penitential narrative composed by a leading lay nobleman of fourteenth-century England. Grounded in the physiology of the medieval heart, Lancaster's understudied Livre demonstrates how medieval medical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 403–412.
Published: 01 September 2008
... issue analyze a number of issues of particular importance to the current study of premodern medicine. These include the uses and misrepresentations of long-standing paradigms for the interpretation of disease, such as the theory of humoralism, as well as the Hippocratic Airs, Waters, and Places...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 413–442.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Shigehisa Kuriyama Many patients in Europe and America today think it perfectly plausible that a cure for their insomnia or headaches, say, might be found in the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine of Han dynasty China, that approaches to the body conceived in a distant culture, more than two...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 467–491.
Published: 01 September 2008
... treatment. Our main aim is to focus attention on these nonprofessional voices, on the words of patients themselves or those who, like them, were not trained in medicine. Approaching our subject through this interpretative framework, we provide an example of medical-cultural analysis that documents voices...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 611–632.
Published: 01 September 2008
... two years. Many will be presented here before they are ordered and shelved by libraries. The topics for this issue include: Editions and translations Reference Historiography, historians, and critical theory Biographical studies Medicine, science, and technology The body Sexuality Gender and works...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., Vesalius stresses time and again the old Aristotelian and Galenic idea that the possession of hands is the mark of biological superiority over animals, as well as the crucial role played by the collaboration between sight and touch in both anatomy and clinical medicine. Copyright © 2018 Duke University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (3): 445–456.
Published: 01 September 2019
... philosophy, medicine, and encyclopedism. The articles engage numerous disciplines, including philosophy, history of science, history of ideas, and Anglo-Saxon, French, and English literary studies; their approaches represent a broad range of Anglophone and Continental European academic traditions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
...John Jeffries Martin In early modern Europe, judges read the bodies of victims and suspects through a variety of lenses shaped by popular beliefs, Renaissance notions of physiognomy, and by the study of medicine, classical rhetoric, and natural law theory. This article explores the writings...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 219–245.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Matthew Milner Recent work in historical philosophy on the Aristotelian concept of qualities — that is, hot, cold, wet, and dry, the fundamental causal agents of the natural world — offers a moment to reconsider the connections between medicine, religion, and natural philosophy in late medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 January 2024
... medicine, codifying and publicizing their sensory methods through the creation of a new medical genre: manuals for surgeons reporting for the courts. kdauge@bowdoin.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 early modern crime scene investigation forensic medicine medical examiners...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2016
...-­delayed and did not take place until the cancer was advanced — and she was pregnant. Metaphor failed her; indeed, it nearly killed her, as her medi- cal audience failed to interpret her words and her symptoms appropriately.1 Medicine, like literature, is fundamentally about interpretation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 125–151.
Published: 01 January 2018
...” — and “this Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 48:1, January 2018 DOI 10.1215/10829636-4280882  © 2018 by Duke University Press is done with experimental remedies and not with [a knowledge of] the inner or outer anatomy.”4 Although Fioravanti’s interest in alchemical medicine is well known...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 509–531.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the pretence of playsters to salve us.” 2 The mountebank medicine-seller thus arrived in English print as a metaphor; early uses of the word made it both an adjective and a noun, a way of characterizing religious and political deceit in terms of medical fraud. 3 Many of these early texts, moreover...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
... century culture. They can affirm the comforting value of telling stories or expose the limits of narrative possibility. Self-­help books, cancer blogs, special issues of scholarly journals devoted to narrative and medicine, and literary-­biographical accounts of ill- ness all attest to the cultural...