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'A cheap, safe and natural medicine' : religion, medicine and culture in John Wesley's Primitive physic

Author: Deborah Madden
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007.
Series: Wellcome series in the history of medicine.; Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 83.
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John Wesley?s Primitive Physic (1747) achieved twenty-three editions in his lifetime, ensuring its popular? and controversial? status in eighteenth-century medicine. This is the first full-length study to examine the theological, intellectual and cultural background to one of the period?s most successful medical texts. By exploring Wesley?s work in the context of his theology, 'A Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine?  Read more...
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Madden, Deborah.
Cheap, safe and natural medicine'.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007
(OCoLC)182737425
Named Person: John Wesley; John Wesley
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Madden
ISBN: 9781435614239 1435614232 9789401204958 9401204950
OCLC Number: 183878532
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages).
Contents: 'A CHEAP, SAFE AND NATURAL MEDICINE' RELIGION, MEDICINE AND CULTURE IN JOHN WESLEY'S PRIMITIVE PHYSIC; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; PART I THE MEDICAL HOLISM OF PRIMITIVE PHYSIC; 1. Introduction: Primitive Physic Explain'd in an Easy and Natural Method; 2. John Wesley's Hermeneutics of Primitive Christianity and Practical Piety; 3. Experience and the Common Interest of Mankind: Physic, an Art or Science in Eighteenth-Century England?; 4. Preserving Health, or a Few Plain and Easy Rules; PART II PRIMITIVE PHYSIC: 'A COLLECTION OF RECEIPTS' 5. Primitive Physic: Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine for Health and Long Life6. Conclusion: The Search for Pristine Purity; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Wellcome series in the history of medicine.; Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 83.
Responsibility: Deborah Madden.

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Examines the theological, intellectual and cultural background to John Wesley's "Primitive Physic". This book is intended for medical and literary historians and to those who are interested in the  Read more...

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"An interesting sidelight into a rarely studied aspect of Wesley's make up." - in: SciTech Book News, June 2008"A Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine does a nice job in capturing the whole of Wesley's Read more...

 
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