The Medical World of Early Modern France

The Medical World of Early Modern France

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The Medical World of Early Modern France recounts the history of medicine in France between the sixteenth century and the French Revolution. Physicians, surgeons and apothecaries are centre-stage, and the study provides an overview of long-term changes in their ideas about medicine and their craft. Other denizens of the medical world - quacks, charlatans, wise women, midwives, herbalist and others - are also brought into the analysis, which is set within the broader context of social, economic, demographic and cultural change. The breadth of the chronological and analytical framework, and the depth of the archival research behind it, makes this a unique account of the evolution of medical ideas and practices in one of the major countries of early modern Europe.... an irrelevance: the manual might replace the man.155 For this reason, by the 1780s a more hands-on approach was being advocated. ... In 1776 Tissot, the first to promote the innovation, described the new doctors as rural surgeons and private practitioners;157 in ... rural poor were offered free consultations in the town (another option), for the poor would never seek expert medical help on their own.

Title:The Medical World of Early Modern France
Author: L. W. B. Brockliss
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 1997

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