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ISBN: 0750914971
Author: Carole Rawcliffe
Language: English
Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd (March 1, 1998)
Pages: 256
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
Rating: 4.6
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Series: Sutton Illustrated History Paperbacks. Paperback: 256 pages. However, surprisingly few of them are interesting, informative and accurate. Medicine and Society in Later Medival England is all of these things and more

Series: Sutton Illustrated History Paperbacks. Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd (March 1, 1998). Medicine and Society in Later Medival England is all of these things and more. Spanning the wonderful world of medicine from it's specified time period Medicine & Society takes you on a vivid visual journey of the evolution of medicine prior to and during that time.

An incredibly interesting book that provides an excellent introduction to medicine in England between the 11th and the 16th century.

Shelves: history, medicine-anatomy, middle-ages, britain. An incredibly interesting book that provides an excellent introduction to medicine in England between the 11th and the 16th century

Medicine and Society in Later Medival England is all of these things and more. Spanning the wonderful world of medicine from it's specified time period Medicine & Society takes you on a vivid visual journey of the evolution of medicine prior to and during that time

Medicine and Society in Later Medival England is all of these things and more. It will sweep you off your feet and have you understanding that although medicine of that time period could be considered crude when compared against modern standards, it was in fact a science drawn from the evidence that they had at the time - and puts it all into context.

B&W Illustrations First published in 1995 by Sutton Publishing A comprehensive and pioneering study that explains the development and practice of medieval medicine in a social context ISBN: 184004005X (Medieval Studies, Disease, England). Other Products from hartmannbooks (View All).

This enlightening book looks at how people from all classes of medieval society enjoyed themselves when .

This enlightening book looks at how people from all classes of medieval society enjoyed themselves when not about their daily chores. Professor Reeves presents a fascinating, highly readable and superbly illustrated survey of the entertainments and pursuits with which the inhabitants of medieval England filled their leisure hours. Series: Sutton Illustrated History Paperbacks. Paperback: 240 pages. Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd (December 1, 1997).

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A History of Medicine: Medieval medicine. Rawcliffe, Carole (1999). Medicine and Society in Later Medieval England. The Medical Practitioners of Medieval England: a biographical register. London: Sandpiper Books. p. 140. ISBN 9781840040050. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library. pp. 61, 351. ISBN 978-0854840342.

3 Carole Rawcliffe, Medicine and Society in Later Medieval England (Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1995), 160–1. And cf. the substantial debt of £30 that the inrmarer of Westminster abbey owed to the apothecary Thomas Walden by 1350: Barbara Harvey, Living and Dying in England, 1150–1540 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1993), 84. 4 The classic general study by .

CAROLE RAWCLIFFE is Professor of Medieval History at the University of East .

CAROLE RAWCLIFFE is Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia. important contribution. SOUTHERN HISTORY SOCIETY It is fair to say that Carole Rawcliffe has written the definitive study of leprosy in medieval England.

Carole Rawcliffe, Medicine & Society in Later Medieval England (Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1995), p. 132 n. 24, pl. .The Form and Function of a Key Manuscript Source for Astro-medical Practice in Later Medieval England', Social History of Medicine, 16 (2003), 481-509 (p. 487). on pp. 66, 131. Peter Whitfield, The Mapping of the Heavens (London: British Library, 1995), pl. on p. 58. Kathleen L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts 1390-1490, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 6, 2 vols (London: Harvey Miller, 1996), II, n. 39.

Explains how the medical profession developed and functioned against a backdrop of high mortality, widespread disease and persistent problems of public health. Rawcliffe (U. of East Anglia) considers what alternatives were available to the patient, from society doctors to wide women, quacks and hospitals for the sick poor. Medical theories and practices are investigated, along with the often satirical and sometimes hostile attitudes of the man in the street. Distributed in the US by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Comments:

Direbringer
4.49 stars - I've been reading, blogging, and writing articles and books about the medical aspects of the American Civil War for nearly 20 years - but in the past year, especially, I've been on a bit of a Middle Ages "kick" and wanted to extend my background and reading on medical practice to that era. This book definitely fit the bill - I found it serious, scholarly, and edifying.

The author takes a systematic approach - first describing the theological component of health and medicine as understood in the area; then ideas about the body; the influence of astrology and the occult on diagnosis and treatment; professionalized medicine - surgery, physicians, and apothecaries; and then two chapters on women and medicine.

The author does a very good job of weaving several themes - competing priorities of the religious, royal, and professional establishments; professional jealousies; professional codes of conduct and quality; influence of continental and Eastern medicine; education; compensation; satire; and more. She employs manuscript evidence to great effect and the illustration material (in terms of relevance and quality of reproduction) is outstanding. The "Further Reading" at the end provides some additional avenues of research, and - as important - judicious advice on sources to avoid. There are hints at many interesting subjects and tangents, not the list of which was the author's own inspiration for the book - her research into the settlement of lawsuits - indeed, mentions of malpractice litigation throughout the book made for very interesting reading.

Only a few minor criticisms kept me from giving this 5 stars:

a) the extensive use of manuscript excerpts in the original language - the author indicates she did this to obtain "feeling of immediacy" and an "authentic voice" - agreed - and there is quite a bit of charm to seeing the original text - but for a "lay" reader, such as myself, enough of the excerpts were nearly indecipherable and made reading the book less enjoyable.

b) the author draws a straight line from the ancients (e.g., Galen) to the late medieval ages in terms of medical theory (and - given my knowledge of Civil War-era medicine, a straight line from the late middle ages to the 19th century, in some cases) but comments very little on the preceding eras and improvements made in the late medieval ages, say over the High Middle Ages.

c) she does spend a bit too much time in my opinion on matters where there might be a lot of extant evidence - e.g., monetary compensation of surgeons and physicians by the Court or nobles - but for which one or two examples would do.

But these are minor complaints given the overall quality of the book - Highly Recommended
Faezahn
If you are interested in medieval medicine or history this is an excellent resource. The information presented is around the the different medical professions, the healing practices of the day, and how those fit into the society.

The writing is clear and, despite being an academic text, enjoyable to read. Each chapter has a large list of endnotes providing references to other resources for further investigation.
Nenayally
Fascinating research and a really good and scary read .. blood letting .. mm ..
GWEZJ
good book in great condition.
Jonide
There are many books on the market that focus on Medieval/Renaissance medicine of England. However, surprisingly few of them are interesting, informative and accurate. Medicine and Society in Later Medival England is all of these things and more. Spanning the wonderful world of medicine from it's specified time period Medicine & Society takes you on a vivid visual journey of the evolution of medicine prior to and during that time. It will sweep you off your feet and have you understanding that although medicine of that time period could be considered crude when compared against modern standards, it was in fact a science drawn from the evidence that they had at the time - and puts it all into context.
Worth every penny and every second.

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