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Medical Expertise, Bodies, and the Law in Early Modern Courts

De Renzi, Silvia (2007). Medical Expertise, Bodies, and the Law in Early Modern Courts. Isis, 98(2) pp. 315–322.

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Abstract

Commissioned 3000-word essay for the section Focus of ISIS, the leading journal in the history of science internationally. This section aims to present innovative historiographical approaches, in this case in relation to the theme 'Science and Law'. While discussing recent studies in the history of early modern legal medicine, the article outlines the future research agenda in the area, with a special focus on epistemological issues, including the specific nature of medico-legal evidence, and the role of medical semiotics in its making

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1545-6994
Keywords: legal medicine; history of the body; medical semiotics;
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 9828
Depositing User: Silvia De Renzi
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 19:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9828
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