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Blood, Sweat and Tears – The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity into Early Modern Europe

Horstmansoff, Manfred; King, Helen and Zittel, Claus eds. (2012). Blood, Sweat and Tears – The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity into Early Modern Europe. Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture, 25. Leiden: Brill.

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Abstract

The history of anatomy has been the subject of much recent scholarship. This volume shifts the focus to the many different ways in which the function of the body and its fluids were understood in pre-modern European thought. Contributors demonstrate how different academic disciplines can contribute to our understanding of ‘physiology’, and investigate the value of this category to pre-modern medicine. The themes of analogy and metaphor, and of change and continuity, are explored throughout.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 Koninklijke Brill NV
ISBN: 90-04-22918-3, 978-90-04-22918-1
Extra Information: ISSN: 1568-1181
Keywords: body; humours; physiology; history of science; history of medicine
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
Item ID: 31038
Depositing User: Helen King
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 10:14
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/31038
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