Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine: Patients and Practitioners: Lay Perceptions of Medicine in Pre-industrial Society (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine: Patients and Practitioners: Lay Perceptions of Medicine in Pre-industrial Society (Paperback)
zoom

Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine: Patients and Practitioners: Lay Perceptions of Medicine in Pre-industrial Society (Paperback)

(editor), (series editor), (series editor)
£46.99
Paperback 364 Pages / Published: 13/02/2003
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The essays in this volume provide an unusual historical perspective on the experience of illness: they try to reconstruct what being ill (from a minor ailment to fatal sickness) was like in pre-industrial society from the point of view of the sufferers themselves. The authors examine the meanings that were attached to sickness; popular medical beliefs and practices; the diffusion of popular medical knowledge; and the relations between patients and their doctors (both professional and 'fringe') seen from the patients' point of view. This is an important work, for illness and death dominated life in earlier societies to an enormous degree. Yet almost no studies of this kind have ever been carried out before, practically all previous treatments having been written from the traditional point of view of the doctor, the hospital, or medical science. It will accordingly interest a wide range of readers interested in social history as well as the history of medicine itself.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521530613
Number of pages: 364
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Most Solitary of Afflictions
Added to basket
Circulation
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Plague: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Black Death
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The History of Medicine
Added to basket
A Brief History of Medicine
Added to basket
Inconvenient People
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Scourging Angel
Added to basket
Doctoring the Mind
Added to basket
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind
Added to basket
Florence Nightingale
Added to basket
The Western Medical Tradition
Added to basket
The Victorian Asylum
Added to basket
Murderous Contagion
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.