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Author Zanetti, François, author
Title L'electricité médicale dans la France des Lumières / François Zanetti
Imprint Oxford, UK : Voltaire Foundation, 2017
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  RM872 Z36 2017    IN PROCESS    30560400686769
1 copy ordered for Fu Ssu-Nien Library on 02-22-2019.
Descript xvii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment, 0435-2866 ; 2017:07
Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment ; 2017:07. 0435-2866
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-261) and index
1. Echecs fondateurs -- 2. Le corps sous influence -- 3. La Société royale de médecine et la médicalisation de l'électricité -- 4. Fabriquer un nouveau medicament -- 5. Lutter contre la dégénérescence -- 6. Les coulisses de la philanthropie -- 7. L'expérience du traitement -- 8. Au fil des récits -- 9. Grandeur et décadence d'un charlatan électrique -- 10. Evocations révolutionnaires
François Zanetti is interested here in a medical practice little explored by historians: the use of electricity. The transformation of the electric fluid in a separate drug appears in the middle of the XVIII th century as an intriguing novelty that gives to see the mysteries and wonders of nature. Remedy used in the treatment of chronic or nervous illnesses, arousing hopes and disappointments, electricity is associated with the cultural and social upheavals that animate the medical world and which crystallize the social and political tensions at the end of the Ancien Regime.--Translation of page 4 of cover by Fabula
Subject Electricity in medicine -- History -- 18th century
Enlightenment -- France
Electricity -- history
Electricity in medicine. fast (OCoLC)fst00906315
Enlightenment. fast (OCoLC)fst00912527
France. fast (OCoLC)fst01204289
Elektrotherapie gnd
Frankreich gnd
1700-1799 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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