Ireland and Medicine in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries PDF ePub eBook

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Ireland and Medicine in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries free pdf The story of early modern medicine, with its extremes of scientific brilliance and barbaric practice, has long held a fascination for scholars. The great discoveries of Harvey and Jenner sit incongruously with the persistence of Galenic theory, superstition and blood-letting. Yet despite continued research into the period as a whole, most work has focussed on the metropolitan centres of England, Scotland and France, ignoring the huge range of national and regional practice. This collection aims to go some way to rectifying this situation, providing an exploration of the changes and developments in medicine as practised in Ireland and by Irish physicians studying and working abroad during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Bringing together research undertaken into the neglected area of Irish medical and social history across a variety of disciplines, including history of medicine, Colonial Latin American history, Irish, and French history, it builds upon ground-breaking work recently published by several of the contributors, thereby augmenting our understanding of the role of medicine within early modern Irish society and its broader scientific and intellectual networks.

About James Kelly

Dr James Kelly is Head of the History Department at St Patrick's College, Dublin City University. Dr Fiona Clark is lecturer in Colonial Latin American Studies at the Queen's University Belfast. Mary Ann Lyons, Charlie Dillon, Liam Chambers, Laurence Brockliss, James Kelly, Andrew Sneddon, Wendy D. Churchill, Toby Barnard, Fiona Clark.

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Author : James Kelly
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 28 June 2013
ISBN : 1409480550
EAN : 9781409480556
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 242 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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