By M. Stolberg
In accordance with millions of letters written by means of sufferers and their family and on quite a lot of different assets, this booklet presents the 1st accomplished account of the way early glossy humans understood, skilled and handled universal ailments and the way they handled them on a day by day foundation.
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Extra info for Experiencing Illness and the Sick Body in Early Modern Europe
When he had undergone bloodletting, he recognized his previous state as pathological and returned to his belief in God. 95 The physician of a 58-yearold patient saw the principal cause of her peculiar spells of dizziness in anguish due to ‘a piety pushed to abnormal excess’. 96 Another female patient, who, according to her brother’s descriptions, suffered from serious convulsive seizures and presentiments of death, would lose command of her voice when she intended to pray aloud. If she persisted, she would have a seizure.
Even ordinary laypeople were familiar with a fairly sophisticated and nuanced disease terminology. Quite a number of medical terms for specific diseases were part of ordinary lay language: apoplexy, nervous complaints, epilepsy, mania, hysteria, hypochondria, smallpox, whooping cough, measles, scabies, three-day fever, jaundice, bilious fever, nervous fever, four-day fever, asthma, scurvy, thrush, chlorosis, consumption, catarrh, gonorrhea, syphilis, pleurisy, swine erysipelas, paronychia, scirrhus, cancer, rheumatism, gout, sciatica, and cataracts.
9 Disease and the Self Across national and cultural boundaries, disease, and particularly chronic or life-threatening disease, ranks among the greatest challenges which most men and women face in the course of their lives. As proponents of phenomenological philosophy as well as medical sociologists have emphasized, disease profoundly calls into question what is usually taken for granted. The physical self that we experience as an undivided whole in everyday life seems to break apart. 10 Strange and sometimes agonizing physical sensations arise.
Experiencing Illness and the Sick Body in Early Modern Europe by M. Stolberg