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Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe (2016)


Uroscopy - the diagnosis of disease by visual examination of the urine - played a very prominent role in early modern medical practice and in the lives of ordinary people. Widely considered as the most reliable way to diagnose diseases and pregnancies it was taught at the best universities. Leading physicians prided themselves on their mastery in this field. Countless medical writings were dedicated to uroscopy and artists represented it in hundreds of illustrations and paintings. Based on a wide range of textual and visual sources, such as autobiographies, court records, medical treatises and genre painting, this book offers the first comprehensive study of the place of uroscopy in early modern medicine, culture and society and of the - gradually changing - ways in which medical practitioners, lay persons and, last but not least, artists perceived and used it.

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Review Vivian Nutton (2017) Review of "Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe". American Historical Review (pp. 1299-1300). unapi

Review Peter J. Smith (2016) Review of "Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe". Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences (pp. 347-349). unapi

Review Evan R. Ragland (2017) Review of "Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 892-893). unapi

Review Edward Allen Driggers (2016) Review of "Uroscopy in Early Modern Europe". Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (pp. 188-189). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Rhodes, Neil
Sawday, Jonathan
Raudzens, George
Black, Jeremy
Starkey, Armstrong
Cahill, David
Journal of Early Modern History
Renaissance Quarterly
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Cambridge University Press
University of Washington Press
University of Massachusetts Press
Western world, civilization and culture
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Science and religion
Occult sciences
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Browne, Thomas
Zheng, He
Botero, Giovanni
Suhrawardī, Yaḥyá ibn Ḥabash
Rufus of Ephesus
Williamson, Joseph (1828-1902)
North America
South America
Early modern
16th century
15th century

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