Civic Medicine: Physician, Polity, and Pen in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

J. Andrew Mendelsohn, Annemarie Kinzelbach, Ruth Schilling

Published August 22, 2019
Reference - 316 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781472453587 - CAT# Y254415
Series: The History of Medicine in Context


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Communities great and small across Europe for eight centuries have contracted with doctors. Physicians provided citizen care, helped govern, and often led in public life. Civic Medicine stakes out this timely subject by focusing on its golden age, when cities rivaled territorial states in local and global Europe and when civic doctors were central to the rise of shared, organized written information about the human and natural world. This opens the prospect of a long history of knowledge and action shaped more by community and responsibility than market or state, exchange or power.

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