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Author Lindemann, Mary.

Title Health & healing in eighteenth-century Germany / Mary Lindemann
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1996]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 505 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science ; 114th ser., 4
Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science ; 114th ser., 4
Summary Although the physicians and surgeons of eighteenth-century Germany have attracted previous scholarly inquiry, little is known about their day-to-day activities - and even less about the ways in which those activities fit into the economic, political, and social structures of the time. Opening with a discussion of the interplay of state and society in the independent German state of Braunschweig-Wolfenbuttel, Lindemann explains how medical policy was "made" at all levels. She describes the striking array of healers active in eighteenth-century society: from physicians to all those consulted in medical situations - friends and neighbors, executioners and barber-surgeons, bathmasters, midwives, and apothecaries. Lindemann also examines the process of becoming a patient and explores the effects of the social, economic, political, and cultural milieux on how medicine was practiced in the everyday world of the village, the neighborhood, and the town
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-488) and index
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Subject Medicine -- Germany -- History -- 18th century.
Social medicine -- Germany -- History -- 18th century.
History, 18th Century.
History of Medicine.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801852811
Other Titles Health & healing in 18th century Germany
Health and healing in eighteenth-century Germany