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Fatal thirst : diabetes in Britain until insulin

Author: Elizabeth Lane Furdell
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: History of science and medicine library, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although medieval doctors knew of the disorder called diabetes, the disease they treated was rare and largely confined to young sufferers. This title examines the history of diabetes in Britain focusing on medieval treatments, Renaissance-era diabetology, and the centuries-long debate among specialists over the site and cure of the disease.
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History
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Furdell, Elizabeth Lane.
Fatal thirst.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
(DLC) 2008038914
(OCoLC)245509951
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Lane Furdell
ISBN: 9789047425977 9047425979 9789004172500 9004172505 128240072X 9781282400726
OCLC Number: 586143153
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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