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Author Murphy, Hannah (Senior postdoctoral research fellow), author
Title A new order of medicine : the rise of physicians in Reformation Nuremberg / Hannah Murphy
Imprint Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2019]
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Descript x, 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-254) and index
The sixteenth century saw an unprecedented growth in the number of educated physicians practicing in German cities. Concentrating on Nuremberg, A New Order of Medicine follows the intertwined careers of municipal physicians as they encountered the challenges of the Reformation city for the first time. Although conservative in their professed Galenism, these men were eclectic in their practices, which ranged from book collecting to botany to subversive anatomical experimentations. Their interests and ambitions lead to local controversy. Over a twenty-year campaign, apothecaries were wrested from their place at the forefront of medical practice, no longer able to innovate remedies, while physicians, recent arrivals in the city, established themselves as the leading authorities. Examining archives, manuscript records, printed texts, and material and visual sources, and considering a wide range of diseases, Hannah Murphy offers the first systematic interpretation of the growth of elite medical "practice," its relationship to Galenic theory, and the emergence of medical order in the contested world of the German city
Subject Medicine -- Germany -- Nuremberg -- History -- 16th century
Medical sciences -- Germany -- Nuremberg -- History -- 16th century
Physicians -- Germany -- Biography
Physicians -- history
Protestantism -- history
History, 16th Century
History, 17th Century
Alt Title Rise of physicians in Reformation Nuremberg
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