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Medicine and Religion in Enlightenment Europe - The History of Medicine in Context (Hardback)
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Medicine and Religion in Enlightenment Europe - The History of Medicine in Context (Hardback)

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Hardback 278 Pages / Published: 28/08/2007
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The Enlightenment period, here understood as covering the years 1650 to 1789, is usually considered to be a period when religion was obliged to give way to rationality. With respect to medicine this means that the religious elements in the treatment and interpretation of diseases to all intents and purposes disappeared. However, there are growing indications in recent scholarship that this may well be an overstatement. Indeed it appears that religion retained many of its customary relations with medicine. This volume explores how far, and the ways in which, this was still the case. It looks at this multi-faceted relationship with respect to among others: medical care and death in hospitals, religious vocation and nursing, chemical medicine and religion, the clergy and medicine, the continued significance of popular medicine, faith healing, dissection and religion, and religious dissent and medical innovation. Within these significant areas the volume provides a European perspective which will make it possible to draw comparisons and determine differences.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780754656388
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 564 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

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