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Author Shefer-Mossensohn, Miri
Title Ottoman Medicine : Healing and Medical Institutions, 1500-1700
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2009
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Descript 1 online resource (299 pages)
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Note Intro -- Ottoman Medicine -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Note on Transliteration -- INTRODUCTION: The Marriage of Medicine and Society -- The (In)Visible Middle Eastern Ill in the Scholarship -- The Aims and Scope of the Book -- 1. Medical Pluralism,Prevention, and Cure -- Ottoman Medical Etiologies -- Therapeutics: The Clinical Reality -- "An apple a day keeps the doctor away": Medical Dietary -- Ginger and Viper Flesh: The Ordinary and the Bizarre in Middle Eastern Pharmacology -- Surgery? -- 2. "In health and in sickness": The Integrative Body -- The Senses and the Sound of Music -- Hygiene and Hydrotherapy: The Power of Water -- Religion and Medicine, Religion as Medicine: A Placebo Effect? -- What Is Health Then? What Is Illness? -- 3. "Feed the hungry, visit the sick, and set those who suffer free": Medical Benevolence and Social Order -- The Imperative of Health and Medical Carein a Muslim Context: A Religious Duty and a Philanthropic Act -- Formal Medical Aid and the Donors -- The Medically Disabled as Needy and Entitled -- The Nonpoor Foreigner as Entitled to Medical Help -- Religious Affi liation and Entitlement -- Male and Female in Medical Neediness -- The Age of Entitlement -- Illness as a Precondition for Defining Entitlement -- An Instrument for Social Control: The Other Side of Charity -- 4. Spaces of Disease, Disease in Space -- Ottoman Medical Institutions as Urban Institutions -- Ottoman Medical Institutions within the Urban Landscape -- Urban Medical Institutions, Environment, and Gardens -- Walls as Barriers and as Connectors: Degrees of Isolation -- The Marriage of Etiology and Space -- CONCLUSION: Ottoman Medicine-Ottoman? Successful? -- What Is Ottoman in Ottoman Medicine? -- Ottoman Turkish: From Vernacular to Literary and Scientific Usage -- Hospitals as an Ottoman Institution
"The sick are cured within three days" -- APPENDIX: List of Hospitals Discussed in the Book -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Shefer-Mossensohn, Miri Ottoman Medicine : Healing and Medical Institutions, 1500-1700 Albany : State University of New York Press,c2009 9781438425290
Subject Medicine -- Turkey -- History.;Medical care -- Turkey -- History
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