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Siraisi, Nancy G., Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice, Chicago-Londres, The University of Chicago Press, 1990, 264 pp.

A synthetic survey of medical learning and practice in Europe between the twelfth and the end of the fifteenth century, this splendid study is an indispensable, lucid, state-of-the-art introduction to a subject that lies close to the center of any consideration of Renaissance society and culture. Enlivened by a number of well chosen images, it illuminates not only contemporary assumptions about the functioning of the body and intellectual systems of disease and therapeutics but also the institutional and social structures within which those assumptions and systems were transmitted and put into practice. Siraisi has included chapters on the textual tradition of medical writing, practice and practitioners, medical education, anatomy and physiology, disease and treatment (including a fine discussion of pharmacology pharmacology), and surgeons and surgery. She has drawn not only on her own vast knowledge of academic medical writing and on a number of recent local studies by medical historians working from archival sources, but also (though to a lesser degree) on texts that illuminate more popular attitudes toward disease and healing: chronicles, letter collections, and--in many ways most interesting of all--canonization proceedings. The result comes as close to a total history of high medieval and early Renaissance medicine as is possible given the present state of research.

* 1. The Formation of Western European Medicine
* 2. Practitioners and Conditions of Practice
* 3. Medical Education
* 4. Physiological and Anatomical Knowledge
* 5. Disease and Treatment
* 6. Surgeons and Surgery
* Epilogue: The Medical Renaissance
* Guide to Further Reading
* Selected Primary Sources Available in English Translation
Història de la medicina
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* Y. Violé O'Neill, al Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 46(2) (1991), 257-258.