Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe

1st Edition

Marijke Gijswit-Hofstra, Hilary Marland, Hans de Waardt

Published July 10, 1997
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9780415135818 - CAT# RU14427
Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

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Despite the recent upsurge in interest in alternative medicine and unorthodox healers, Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe is the first book to focus closely on the relationship between belief, culture, and healing in the past. In essays on France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and England, from the sixteenth century to the present day, the authors draw on a broad range of material, from studies of demonologists and reports of asylum doctors, to church archives and oral evidence.

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