Old Age and Disease in Early Modern Medicine.
By: Schäfer, Daniel.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.""The Body, Gender and Culture"": Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015Description: 1 online resource (296 p.).ISBN: 9781317324102.Subject(s): Geriatrics -- History | Geriatrics | Older people -- Diseases | Older people -- Medical care -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Old Age and Disease in Early Modern MedicineDDC classification: 618.97009 LOC classification: RC952.5 .S334 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES; Introduction: Geriatrics Today and Yesterday; 1 The Knowledge of the Ancients: Ancient and Medieval Accounts of Old Age and Their Importance for Early Modern Europe; 2 Between Elderly Care and Life Extension: Galenic Gerocomies to the mid-Seventeenth Century; 3 Old Age in the Early Modern University: The Eclecticism of Medical Concepts after 1650; 4 Old Women: The Marginalization of a Majority; Conclusion: Proto-Geriatrics between Tradition and Innovation; Notes; Works Cited; Index
This book takes a thematic look at the historical roots of the debate surrounding old age and disease.
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