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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
... into a program for the reform of memory, imagination, and will. As it articulates this process of reform through a series of meditative surgeries, the text adapts sophisticated Latinate clerical discourses for lay use and consciously uses physiological processes to make its program of spiritual self-reform...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 125–151.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Cynthia Klestinec This essay describes the reception of Vesalius’s illustrations of skeletons in Latin and Italian surgery texts in the sixteenth century. The skeletons were part of a visual archive that was produced collaboratively by humanists, editors, translators, and printers. Joining older...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 589–610.
Published: 01 September 2008
... as a distinguished surgeon and medical human- ist at Duke drove much of his activity as an assiduous collector of rare and important landmark medical texts.3 A strong focus on the history of West- ern medicine, especially surgery, anatomy, and academic medicine, makes this collection a particularly rich...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2016
... discourse.4 Recent essays such as Julie Orlemanski’s on medical language as jargon, Virginia Langum’s on surgery, confession, and skin, and Daniel McCann’s on therapy and devotion are further enriching this field.5 The study of medical discourse and its flexibility connects with work on the history...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., check, finger, cut, dis- cover, and then name or rename flesh, bones, muscles, organs, nerves, and tissues that knew no boundaries. The question that tantalized Vesalius as a newly minted professor of surgery and anatomy at the University of Padua (his title was explica- tor chirurgiae...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
... deployed the image of the surgeon-­confessor, healing the wounds of sin: indeed, Jeremy Citrome has pointed out that, after the Fourth Lateran Council, while literal sur- gery was marginalized by the church, metaphorical surgery was increasingly discussed.19 Henry of Lancaster’s Livre de Seyntz...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 January 2024
... epistemology based in the tools and methods of their art. 16 Forensic medicine offered a particularly effective proving ground for surgeons to display their dexterity and knowledge and to champion surgery as a learned profession, something they did not only in their service to the courts, but also in print...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 January 2018
... move across the body or affect it as a whole, a general knowledge of the form, size, and site of the different organs would have been sufficient for medical practice. Surgery, on the other hand, for which ana- tomical knowledge was more obviously useful, was not usually practiced by learned...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 41–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
... University Moscow, Russia In the year 1538, Andreas Vesalius, recently appointed to the lectureship in surgery at the university of Padua, issued two works on anatomy to assist his students, the Tabulae sex anatomicae (Six Anatomical Plates) and the Institu­ tionum...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 461–486.
Published: 01 May 2012
... advises surgery. While it is an “evill surgery to cut off every unsound or sicke part of the body” (82), according to Irenius, “a malady in a vitall part is more incurable then in an externall” (91). At a crucial juncture in the dialogue, just as Irenius moves from the abuses of Ireland to his...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... and barbarism. Circumcision, for the Greeks and the Romans, would remove a beautifying adornment that made man human. So necessary was uncircumcision for acceptance in Greco-­Roman society that ancient physicians sometimes even restored the circumcised prepuce with plastic surgery. The ancient...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of the practice of dissection of human cadavers, the rediscovery and diffusion of the classical medical tradi- tion, groundbreaking technological advances in surgery, and, last but not least, a recurring insistence upon cheirourgia, “the work of the hand.” The sixteenth-­century anatomist knows that skill...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 331–373.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... In many parts of the world today, surgery is often performed on male infants with hypospadia, a non-life-threatening condition in which the urethra opens at a place other than the tip of the glans, usually on the undersurface of the penis. Although the surgery can give rise to problems in later...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 153–182.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., but the teaching of anatomy through the prac- tice of dissection reaches back several centuries before Vesalius, particularly in northern Italy at the universities in Bologna and Padua, where Vesalius himself finished his medical education, became instructor in surgery, and wrote the Fabrica. This system...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 261–300.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the “gender mixing” terminology proposed by Graña Cid to a complete “gender reversal.” Indeed, this birth miracle could usefully be considered a “divinely ordained sexual reassignment surgery,” one more holistic than twenty- rst century surgical interventions, for this alteration would not only have...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Fernando Batigália, “Anatomical Eponyms in Cardiology from to the 60s to the XXI Century,” trans. Alexandre Lins Werneck, Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 26, no. (2011): 98 – 106, at 100; on names for the pineal gland, see Sakai, “His- torical Evolution of Anatomical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 509–531.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Tilburg was judged not guilty by a jury, but other practitioners were not so lucky; one Nicholas Slater was imprisoned in Newgate and fined after eloping and living as an unlicensed “vagabond and a mountebank . . . wander[ing] up and down the kingdom, professing physic and surgery.” 21 Given...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 567–591.
Published: 01 September 2022
... : sheep are “a cattell meeke and meld, / Created for to maynteine man, whose fulsomme duggs doo yield / Sweet Nectar, who dooth clothe use with your wooll in soft array.” 38 In As You Like It , Corin's intimate depiction of “the surgery of sheep” and “the copulation of cattle” delimits this idealized...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2015
... speech is increased, so that the wound can be expected to respond to words in the way that a twenty-­first century wound responds to drugs or surgery. For this reason, the first-­person speaker of the charm becomes important here. An “I” enters the text in line 10: after the speaker has...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 January 2010
... also represent Walter’s restored body at a future moment. So Walter attributes his recovery from certain death to Henry, even as he details the surgeries and long convalescence he had still to endure. Other miracles emphasize physical intimacy rather than identity with Henry. A poor man...