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Piety, physic and prodigious abstinence (1996)


Description “The relation between these definitions of the scope of body and spirit and of the rights of physicians, priests and naturalists is well illustrated in some of the best publicized wonders of the 1660s. Such stories show how trust in individual accounts of strange phenomena was connected with the authority attributed to rival subjects, interpreters and healers. Such a case was that of Martha Taylor, a young Derbyshire woman whose spectacular fast and spiritual conversation between late 1667 and mid-1669 attracted the attention of a remarkable range of gentry, divines, physicians, philosophers and pilgrims.”

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Book Grell, Ole Peter; Cunningham, Andrew (1996) Religio medici: Medicine and religion in 17th-century England. unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Komlos, John
Petty, Celia
Welshman, John
Atkins, P. J.
Smith, David F.
Crawford, E. Margaret
Society for the Social History of Medicine Bulletin
Medical History
Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Agricultural History Review
Economic History Review
Social Science History
Croom Helm
Cambridge University Press
Nutrition; dietetics
Bordehore, José Chabás
Bäck, Carl
Liebig, Justus von
Tryon, Thomas
Ritson, Joseph
Cheyne, George
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
17th century
British Isles
Medical Research Council (Great Britain)
National Sociological Society
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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