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Ireland and medicine in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries [electronic resource] / edited by James Kelly and Fiona Clark.

Contributor(s): Clark, Fiona, 1972- | Kelly, James, 1959-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: History of medicine in context: Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 227 p.).ISBN: 9780754665564 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0754665569 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780754697886 (ebk); 0754697886 (ebk).Subject(s): Medicine -- Ireland -- History -- 17th century | Medicine -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century | History of Medicine -- Ireland | History of Medicine -- Northern Ireland | History, 17th Century -- Ireland | History, 17th Century -- Northern Ireland | History, 18th Century -- Ireland | History, 18th Century -- Northern Ireland | Physicians -- Ireland | Physicians -- Northern Ireland | Electronic books | MEDICAL -- History | Medizin | Irland | Geschichte 1600-1800Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ireland and medicine in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.DDC classification: 610.9415/.09032 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The role of Dublin-based graduate physicians in professionalizing medical practice in Ireland, c. 1619-1654 / Mary Ann Lyons -- Medicinal practice and Gaelic Ireland / Charlie Dillon -- Medicine and miracles in the late seventeenth century : Bernard Connor's Evangelium Medici (1697) / Liam Chambers -- Medicine, religion, and social mobility in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Ireland / Laurence Brockliss -- Domestic medication and medical care in late early-modern Ireland / James Kelly -- Institutional medicine and state intervention in eighteenth-century Ireland / Andrew Sneddon -- Gendered medical advice within Anglo-Irish correspondence : a case study of the Cary-Jurin letters, 1733-42 / Wendy Churchill -- The wider cultures of eighteenth-century Irish doctors / Toby Barnard -- A question of authority : advancing the medical career abroad : the case of Daniel O'Sullivan (1760-c.1797) / Fiona Clark.
Summary: "The story of early modern medicine, with its extremes of scientific brilliance and barbaric practice, has long held a fascination for scholars. The great discoveries of Harvey and Jenner sit incongruously with the persistence of Galenic theory, superstition and blood-letting. Yet despite continued research into the period as a whole, most work has focussed on the metropolitan centres of England, Scotland and France, ignoring the huge range of national and regional practice. This collection aims to go some way to rectifying this situation, providing an exploration of the changes and developments in medicine as practised in Ireland and by Irish physicians studying and working abroad during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Bringing together research undertaken into the neglected area of Irish medical and social history across a variety of disciplines, including history of medicine, Colonial Latin American history, Irish, and French history, it builds upon ground-breaking work recently published by several of the contributors, thereby augmenting our understanding of the role of medicine within early modern Irish society and its broader scientific and intellectual networks."--Publisher's description.
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The role of Dublin-based graduate physicians in professionalizing medical practice in Ireland, c. 1619-1654 / Mary Ann Lyons -- Medicinal practice and Gaelic Ireland / Charlie Dillon -- Medicine and miracles in the late seventeenth century : Bernard Connor's Evangelium Medici (1697) / Liam Chambers -- Medicine, religion, and social mobility in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Ireland / Laurence Brockliss -- Domestic medication and medical care in late early-modern Ireland / James Kelly -- Institutional medicine and state intervention in eighteenth-century Ireland / Andrew Sneddon -- Gendered medical advice within Anglo-Irish correspondence : a case study of the Cary-Jurin letters, 1733-42 / Wendy Churchill -- The wider cultures of eighteenth-century Irish doctors / Toby Barnard -- A question of authority : advancing the medical career abroad : the case of Daniel O'Sullivan (1760-c.1797) / Fiona Clark.

"The story of early modern medicine, with its extremes of scientific brilliance and barbaric practice, has long held a fascination for scholars. The great discoveries of Harvey and Jenner sit incongruously with the persistence of Galenic theory, superstition and blood-letting. Yet despite continued research into the period as a whole, most work has focussed on the metropolitan centres of England, Scotland and France, ignoring the huge range of national and regional practice. This collection aims to go some way to rectifying this situation, providing an exploration of the changes and developments in medicine as practised in Ireland and by Irish physicians studying and working abroad during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Bringing together research undertaken into the neglected area of Irish medical and social history across a variety of disciplines, including history of medicine, Colonial Latin American history, Irish, and French history, it builds upon ground-breaking work recently published by several of the contributors, thereby augmenting our understanding of the role of medicine within early modern Irish society and its broader scientific and intellectual networks."--Publisher's description.

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