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Precedentes e succesores imediatos dos Errevrs populaires de Laurent Joubert (2007)


In the wake of Natalie Z. Davis' suggestion that the physician established in Montpellier Laurent Joubert (1529-1582) inaugurated with his Errevrs Populaires a new "genre" of medical literature of "popular" character, possible immediate precedents and successors of the trend initiated by Joubert are brought up here. Among other offsprings, emphasis is given to Thomas Browne (1605-1682), whose Pseudodoxia Epidemica were also influenced by Francis Bacon (1561-1626). regarding precedents, not to mention the zeal of medical humanists to expurgate Medieval fallacie from Classical texts, attention is given in particular to "The rose garden for pregnant women and midwives" penned by Eucharius Roesslin (?-1526). Lastly, by way of conclusion, one asks whether it is suitable for the history of science to borrow from the art of literature the word "genre" to distinguish lineages of texts prevalent in the past.


Description On the rise of a new genre of literature, namely, popular medicine, in the early modern period.

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Authors & Contributors
Daidoji, Keiko
Parker, Sarah Elizabeth
Turner, Anthony J.
Storey, Tessa
Singy, Patrick
Rupp, Jan C. C.
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Journal of Modern History
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fordham University
University of Delaware Press
University of Alabama Press
Oxford University Press
Medicine, popular
Drama, dance, and performing arts
Disease and diseases
Science and society
Browne, Thomas
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de
Tissot, Samuel Auguste André David
Shakespeare, William
Ripley, George
Rabelais, François
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
18th century
Early modern
London (England)
Great Britain
Atlantic world

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