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The Resource Religio medici : medicine and religion in seventeenth-century England, edited by Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham

Religio medici : medicine and religion in seventeenth-century England, edited by Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham

Label
Religio medici : medicine and religion in seventeenth-century England
Title
Religio medici
Title remainder
medicine and religion in seventeenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The important developments in medical theory, practice and organization that took place in the seventeenth century were heavily influenced by the religious and politico-religious upheavals which destabilized English society throughout the entire period. Although experimental investigation, rationality and professional medical institutions rose and flourished, so too did astrology, mysticism and straightforward quackery. Further, all these contending approaches were competing and combining in a time of dynastic flux, civil war and Restoration, and, of course, plague
  • This book addresses all of these matters, from the enlightened reason of Thomas Browne's Religio Medici to the arcana of astrological medicine, from the research dilemmas of Robert Boyle to the guile and dishonesty of the quacks of plagued London. It presents a complex and difficult story with authority and clarity and will be invaluable reading for historians of medicine and science, and students of religion and society
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
610/.942/09032
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BT732.2
LC item number
.R45 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 C-275
  • WZ 70 FE5
NLM item number
R3 1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grell, Ole Peter
  • Cunningham, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
  • England
  • History, 17th Century
  • History of Medicine
  • Religion and Medicine
  • England
Label
Religio medici : medicine and religion in seventeenth-century England, edited by Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Medicine and religion in seventeenth-century England / Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham -- Sir Thomas Browne and his Religio Medici : reason, nature and religion / Andrew Cunningham -- The career of astrological medicine in England / Michael MacDonald -- Institutional structures and personal belief in the London College of Physicians / Harold J. Cook -- Anatomist atheist? The 'Hylozoistic' foundations of Francis Glisson's anatomical research / Guido Giglioni -- The physiology of reading and the anatomy of enthusiasm / Adrian Johns -- Piety, physic and prodigious abstinence / Simon Schaffer -- Plague, prayer and physic : Helmontian medicine in Restoration England / Ole Peter Grell -- Of physic and philosophy : Anne Conway, F.M. van Helmont and seventeenth-century medicine / Sarah Hutton -- The reluctant philanthropist : Robert Boyle and the 'Communication of secrets and receits in physick' / Michael Hunter -- The theology of affliction and the experience of sickness in the godly family, 1650-1714 : the Henrys and the Newcomes / David Harley -- Newtonianism, medicine and religion / Anita Guerrini -- Quackery and enthusiasm, or why drinking water cured the plague / Mark Jenner
Control code
34669211
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 347 pages
Isbn
9781859283394
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96002822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Religio medici : medicine and religion in seventeenth-century England, edited by Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Medicine and religion in seventeenth-century England / Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham -- Sir Thomas Browne and his Religio Medici : reason, nature and religion / Andrew Cunningham -- The career of astrological medicine in England / Michael MacDonald -- Institutional structures and personal belief in the London College of Physicians / Harold J. Cook -- Anatomist atheist? The 'Hylozoistic' foundations of Francis Glisson's anatomical research / Guido Giglioni -- The physiology of reading and the anatomy of enthusiasm / Adrian Johns -- Piety, physic and prodigious abstinence / Simon Schaffer -- Plague, prayer and physic : Helmontian medicine in Restoration England / Ole Peter Grell -- Of physic and philosophy : Anne Conway, F.M. van Helmont and seventeenth-century medicine / Sarah Hutton -- The reluctant philanthropist : Robert Boyle and the 'Communication of secrets and receits in physick' / Michael Hunter -- The theology of affliction and the experience of sickness in the godly family, 1650-1714 : the Henrys and the Newcomes / David Harley -- Newtonianism, medicine and religion / Anita Guerrini -- Quackery and enthusiasm, or why drinking water cured the plague / Mark Jenner
Control code
34669211
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 347 pages
Isbn
9781859283394
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96002822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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