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Medicine and Society in Later Medieval England
Explains the development & practice of medieval me

Our Price: $35.00
By Carole Rawcliffe (au)
Year: 1999
Pages: 241
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 184004005X

Product Code: 1422393186

Explains the development & practice of medieval medicine (MM). Examines the prevalence of death & disease in late medieval England, & the limitations of medical theory in dealing with such problems as epidemics, wounds, mortality in childbirth & even relatively minor ailments. Having examined current theory, the author deals with the way that physicians, surgeons & apothecaries organized themselves, their financial & social position, & contemporary attitudes towards them. ‘Self help’ played an important part in MM, & women were expected to treat & care for their own families. Hospitals existed for the destitute. “An authoritative analysis & a highly readable survey of a fascinating aspect of medieval life.” Over 80 color & b&w illus.

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