Inside and outside, cavities and containers: the organs of generation in seventeenth-century English medicine

King, Helen (2012). Inside and outside, cavities and containers: the organs of generation in seventeenth-century English medicine. In: Baker, Patricia A.; Nijdam, Han and van 't Land, Karine eds. Medicine and Space: Body, Surroundings and Borders in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Visualising the Middle Ages (4). Leiden: Brill, pp. 37–60.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004226500_004

URL: http://www.brill.nl/medicine-and-space

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This volume contributes to medical history in Antiquity and the Middle Ages by significantly widening our understandings of health and treatment through the theme of space . The fundamental question about how space was conceived by different groups of people in these periods has been used to demonstrate the multi-variant understandings of the body and its functions, illness and treatment, and the surrounding natural and built environments in relation to health. The subject is approached from a variety of source materials: medical, philosophical and religious literature, archaeological remains … read moreand artistic reproductions. By taking a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject the volume offers new interpretations and methodologies to medical history in the periods in question.

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