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Author Furdell, Elizabeth Lane.

Title Fatal thirst : diabetes in Britain until insulin / by Elizabeth Lane Furdell
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 194 pages)
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; v. 9
History of science and medicine library ; v. 9
Contents Introduction : the "biography" of a disease and its sufferers -- The early history of diabetes from classical times to the Renaissance : diagnoses and descriptions -- Renaissance diabetics and their doctors : changing treatments for revolutionary times -- Early modern medicine in print and diabetes : published advice and imagery -- Diabetes and seventeenth-century medical controversy -- Reconstructing diabetic life in early modern England -- Diabetic specialists and their patients in the long nineteenth century : competition for a cure -- After insulin : the lingering effects of an incurable disease
Summary Although medieval doctors knew of the disorder called diabetes, the disease they treated was rare and largely confined to young sufferers. This title examines the history of diabetes in Britain focusing on medieval treatments, Renaissance-era diabetology, and the centuries-long debate among specialists over the site and cure of the disease
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-190) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Diabetes -- Great Britain -- History.
Diabetes Mellitus -- history.
Insulin -- history.
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008038914
ISBN 128240072X
9004172505 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9047425979 (electronic bk.)
9789004172500 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9789047425977 (electronic bk.)