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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Furdell, Elizabeth Lane.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elizabeth Lane Furdell
|ISBN:||9789047425977 9047425979 9789004172500 9004172505 128240072X 9781282400726|
|Description:||1 online resource (xii, 194 pages).|
|Contents:||Introduction : the "biography" of a disease and its sufferers --
The early history of diabetes from classical times to the Renaissance : diagnoses and descriptions --
Renaissance diabetics and their doctors : changing treatments for revolutionary times --
Early modern medicine in print and diabetes : published advice and imagery --
Diabetes and seventeenth-century medical controversy --
Reconstructing diabetic life in early modern England --
Diabetic specialists and their patients in the long nineteenth century : competition for a cure --
After insulin : the lingering effects of an incurable disease.
|Series Title:||History of science and medicine library, v. 9.|
|Responsibility:||by Elizabeth Lane Furdell.|
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