Medieval Medicine: A Reader

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Faith Wallis
University of Toronto Press, 2010 - History - 563 pages
Rich and refreshing! The material ranges from academic exposition to clinical advice, from riveting narrative to poignant correspondence, and from piety to satire. The readings are given in full, rather than excerpted. Lucid introductions cover the spectrum of the entire textbook, without ever becoming "textbookish," and serious analysis is leavened by sensible asides and keen wit. The readings and comments are perfectly matched in celebrating the vibrant sanitas of medieval medicine.---Luke Demaitre, University of Virginia

Scholarship in recent decades has greatly broadened our understanding of the ways people in the Middle Ages perceived their bodies, their illnesse, and their responses to illnesses. Access to original texts has been, until now, largely confined to specialists. Wallis performs the great service of making these writings accessible through accurate and graceful translations.---Linda Ehrsam Voigts, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Medieval Medicine: A Reader presents a welcome collection of primary sources on the thories and practices of medicine in medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. No comprehensive collection like this has been available before. Covering aspects of the professional training and practice of medicine, the intersections with law and the development of ethical codes, the volume is particularly useful for its rich collection of materials from the early Middle Ages, which have not been well represented in studies of medieval medicine. With helpful introductions that come from long experience teaching on the subject, Faith Wallis's collection will be a boon to any teacher or student engaging for the first time with medieval European medical history.---Monica Green, Arizona State University

Medical Knowledge and practice changed profoundly during the medieval period. In this collection over 100 primary sources, many translated for the first time, Faith Wallis reveals the dynamic world of medicine the Middle Ages that has been largely unavailable to students and scholars. The reader includes 21 illustrations and a glossary of medical terms.
 

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Contents

Healers and HealIng
1
MediCal PRaCtiCes in a Changing WoRld
23
the doctor as Connoisseur of Pulses and urines
38
ChRistianitY disease
47
John of Beverley
59
Rituals oF healing
67
MediCine in eaRlY Medieval
73
MonastiC MediCine in the eaRlY Medieval
81
Contested FRontieRs
317
Jacques desparss Reservations about Medical
323
a Florentine goldsmith and Medical alchemist
331
What is disease? What is illness?
337
Jean
344
the enigma of Mental illness
351
the Meaning of illness according to hilde
357
Who Can helP? PhYsiCians
361

Medical Facilities within an ideal
94
the MediCal netWoRKs oF MissionaRies
110
a Regional Case studY MediCine
119
tHe advent and IMPact
129
the Romance of translating arabic
135
Bartholomaeus
156
the Practice of Pharmacy Rationalized
174
the Practice of Medicine
179
The Trotula
185
VIA SCOLARIS MediCine in
191
the university of arts and Medicine at Bologna
197
arnau of vilanova argues that Medicine
211
henri of Mondeville on Progress
220
Mondino
231
anatomical
237
Bartholomaeus anglicus on diseases
248
theoRY and PRaCtiCe
255
the Case of epilepsy
263
John of gaddesden on smallpox
269
Bernard of gordon
275
lanfranc of Milans scholastic
281
lanfranc of Milan defends the intellectual
288
guy of Chauliacs history
296
teodorico Borgognoni and the new surgical
306
ophthalmic surgery
313
the Faculty of Medicine of Paris vs Jean domrémi
369
the Case of Provence
380
What Can theY do? CliniCal
387
Precept according to arnau
393
Medical Experimenta Proven Remedies by arnau
401
the Medieval Medical Consilium 2
410
guy of Chauliac on the Black
419
John of Burgundys Treatise
422
the ethiCs oF MediCal CaRe 1
431
Malpractice in Crusader
445
examining and supervising
452
the ethiCs oF MediCal CaRe 2
461
a twelfth
471
John of Mirfeld at st Bar
478
the Cultivation oF health
485
aldobrandino of siena on health through
493
the army on Campaign
501
the Tacuinum sanitatis
507
satiRes and CRitiQues
525
Petrarch lashes out against the doctors
531
the doctor as Comic Relief in the Croxton Play of
537
glossaRY
543
indeX oF toPiCs
553
souRCes
559
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Faith Wallis is Associate Professor at McGill University, jointly appointed in the Department of History and the Department of Social Studies of Medicine. She is the co-editor of Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2005) and the author of essays and translations on medieval science and medicine.

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