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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
...” and ameliorate the condition of actual patients. Through these widespread literate practices, I argue, the material- ity of the physical body and the materiality of medical language came to be closely bound up with one another. Satirical representations of medicine, like Henryson’s “Sum Practysis...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., no. 2 (2012). 5 Julie Orlemanski, “Jargon and the Matter of Medicine in Middle English,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 42, no. 2 (2012): 395 – 420; Virginia Langum, “Discerning Skin: Complexion, Surgery, and Language in Medieval Confession,” in Reading Skin...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 509–531.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of Pontaeus's performing career and the death of it. We know that Pontaeus continued to perform and sell his medicines, however, at least through his renewed licensing by the RCP in 1661. The bill itself subtly hints, against its own language of endings, that it is in fact a starting point that leads...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
....] Coming toward the end of a tale that has frequently used the language of illness and medicine to talk about love (the tale is punctuated with references Turner / Illness Narratives in the Later Middle Ages  73 to love’s wounds, dying for love, the lovers’ malady “hereos...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Medicines, 1354). Orga- nized around the image of a body festering and oozing with the wounds of sin, Lancaster’s text details the causes of these wounds, the most dangerous of which is the wound of the heart, and prescribes for them a series of spiri- tual cures articulated in the language...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2015
... miss the point: Cameron overemphasizes the rationality of this early medicine, trying too hard to bring it in line with modern science; but Brennessel, Drout, and Gravel isolate remedies from performance features, psychological influence, the role of language, and the participation of nonhumans...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 589–610.
Published: 01 September 2008
... to aid nonspecialists and specialists alike, see Monica H. Green, “Medicine in the Archives: Resources for Researching Medical History Topics,” Medieval Femi- nist Forum 40 (Winter 2005 – 6): 60 – 67, 83 – 86. 7 The best overall English-language accounts of this intellectual transmission...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2018
... decades provided a stunning series of discoveries that paved the way for the medical advances and laboratory breakthroughs that followed. Contributions to this special issue consider broadly conceived questions about the languages of anatomy and show what an interdisciplinary framework can offer when...
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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 (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 (2018) 48 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
... a crucial rite de passage for fledgling medical professionals, in which they learn “medicine’s official language” and are inducted into a highly specialized “caste,” whose culture and history is inscribed on (and in) the body through terminology.93 The renaming of vast portions of the terrestrial...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 467–491.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and their effects. All this complicated even further the already intricate cause-and-effect reasoning of humoralist medicine. Other traces left by humoralism in the language used in the let- ters, however, are easier to detect. This is certainly the case for the repeated appearance of blood, phlegm...
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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): 203–216.
Published: 01 January 2024
... by libraries. Thanks go to David Aers and Sarah Beckwith for their collegial editorial contribution. The topics for this issue include: Biographical studies Jewish studies Church, reform, and devotion The body Medicine and health Manuscripts and printed books Akkerman, Nadine...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 213–231.
Published: 01 May 2016
... as to make medicine and the arts strangers to one another but so as to impose increasing distance between the studies of language and metaphysics. Aris- totelianism yielded to the quantitative new science, and metaphysics in gen- eral then fell into disrepute in the early part of the twentieth century...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 153–182.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and representational process. While it may be easy to consider 1543 as a point in time demarcating purely medieval from burgeoning modern medical meth- ods, Vesalius’s text instantiates a purified form of Galenic medicine that pri- oritizes experimentation and fluidity. Really, to speak of a compounded...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 January 2000
... in many other areas of science, alchemy, and medicine, the secrets of women tradition was also distinct. Whereas many of the other secrets traditions were inherited or derived from texts of Arabic, Greek, or Hebrew origin, the creation of the genre of women’s...
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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 (2000) 30 (1): 157–182.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... Sexuality and erotic desire 5. The household, codes of conduct, and the everyday 6. Pain and violence 7. Law and transgression 8. Waging war 9. Nature, science, and medicine 10. Theological...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 667–669.
Published: 01 September 2014
... contemporary theorizations about medical language and premodern texts. As a whole, the issue will demonstrate some of the ways in which current work in medieval and early modern studies has an important place in the fields of medical humanities and literature and medicine. Deadline...