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.

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