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eBook Medicine before Science: The Business of Medicine from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment epub
  • ISBN: 0521007615
  • Author: Roger French
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (March 24, 2003)
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • ePUB size: 1747 kb
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This book offers an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the middle ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. These were the elite, in reputation and rewards, and they were successful.

This book offers an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the middle ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Yet we can form little idea of their clinical effectiveness, and to modern eyes their theory and practice often seems bizarre. This book offers an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the middle ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Medicine before Science: The Business o.Medicine before Science: The Business of Medicine from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. This book is an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. While considered elite (in reputation and rewards) and successful, we know little of their clinical effectiveness. To modern eyes their theory and practice often seems bizarre.

Philosophy and Medicine from Alcmaeon to the Alexandrians, London (Routledge), 1993.

Medicine before Science ‘. learned’ in a sense that we do not now recognise as valid in any medical or practical sense, for it was largely a question of acquiring the knowledge of the ancients. Philosophy and Medicine from Alcmaeon to the Alexandrians, London (Routledge), 1993.

Medicine Before Science book. This book is an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment

Medicine Before Science book. This book is an introduction to the history of university-trained. But historical evidence reveals that they were judged on This book is an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment.

This book is an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment

This book is an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. But historical evidence reveals that they were judged on other criteria, and this book asserts that these physicians helped to construct and meet the expectations of society.

Roger French is/was a very well recognized scholar in the history of medicine. This book is a challenging overview of the philosophical and social basis upon which doctors practiced in the middle ages. Formatting is off. Too many typos. Oddly enough, it has a different subtitle on the title page from the cover: "The Rational and Learned Doctor from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.

Medicine before science. This book offers an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century Enlight- enment. 1 2 Medicine before Science learned in a sense that we do not now recognise as valid in any medical or practical sense, for it was largely a question of acquiring the knowledge of the ancients. He was rational not in a sense of reaching the truth, but in the simpler sense of using arguments, which were largely dialectical and philosophical, also of ancient origin and not necessarily valid to us.

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French Enlightenment and Rabbinic Tradition. Arnold Ages - 1969 - Frankfurt Am Main, Klostermann. David C. Lindberg - 1996 - Clarendon Press. God & Reason in the Middle Ages. J. Wawrykow - 2003 - Early Science and Medicine 8 (1):62-64. The Career of Philosophy. John Herman Randall - 1962 - New York: Columbia University Press. Celestial Motions in the Late Middle Ages. Edward Grant - 1997 - Early Science and Medicine 2 (2):129-148.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Bulletin of the History of Medicine 7. (2004) 474-476 Roger French.

Medicine before Science: The Rational and Learned Doctor from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Bulletin of the History of Medicine 7. Medicine before Science: The Rational and Learned Doctor from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.

This book is an introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. While considered elite (in reputation and rewards) and successful, we know little of their clinical effectiveness. To modern eyes their theory and practice often seems bizarre. But historical evidence reveals that they were judged on other criteria, and this book asserts that these physicians helped to construct and meet the expectations of society.
Comments: (3)
Munimand
Kindle Edition is NOT good. The book itself is of course very good. Roger French is/was a very well recognized scholar in the history of medicine. What my rating refers to is the very LOW QUALITY of the Kindle edition. Formatting is off. Too many typos. Footnotes: if you click on a footnote in the text, it takes you to the footnote alright, but you can't get back to the location in the main text from there, so you have to scroll through the text to find it again. The Kindle edition does not even have page-flip.
Malann
I enjoyed reading this book, because I am curious to understand how much of my practice of medicine is based on science, and how much is tradition. Clearly, experimental science is the most important factor in creating the "miracles of modern medicine," but there are psychological factors in the doctor-patient relationship which cannot be ignored if one desires a clinical cure. And those psychological factors are very much influenced by the way medicine developed as a profession in Europe. This is not an "easy read," but I found it useful, interesting, and satisfying.
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This book is a challenging overview of the philosophical and social basis upon which doctors practiced in the middle ages. Oddly enough, it has a different subtitle on the title page from the cover: "The Rational and Learned Doctor from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment." Both subtitles accurately describe the book (although the actual title, Medicine Before Science, is clearly problematic to anyone familar with the history of science; it seems to imply that science began in the Enlightenment, while everything before then was something less). French explains how the professional, learned, university-trained doctors--as opposed to the healers who treated the vast majority of the population--built upon philosophy and accumulated medical wisdom to explain illnesses and prognosticate on their patients, the "Latin tradition". This is also the story of how they built their repuations and convinced their wealthy patrons to trust them (the "Business of Medicine").

The book is challenging, especially for novices in ancient and medieval philosophy, but has rich insights through most of the text. The narrative disintegrates in the last third (as the Latin tradition splinters into many rival systems), but overall it is a worthwhile addition to the bookshelf of any historian of science or medicine.
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