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Fiber, medicine, and culture in the British Enlightenment

Author: Hisao Ishizuka
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a full account of the concept of fiber and fiber theory in eighteenth-century British medicine. It explores the pivotal role fiber played as a defining, underlying concept in anatomy, physiology, pathology, therapeutics, psychology, and the life sciences. With the gradual demise of ancient humoralism, the solid fibers appeared on the medical scene both as the basic building unit of the body and as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hisao Ishizuka
ISBN: 9781137580924 1137580925
OCLC Number: 952154746
Description: xxiv, 276 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Prelude to the Fiber Body in the Latter Half of the Seventeenth Century, c.1650-1700.- Chapter 1: Visualizing the Fiber-Woven Body: Emergence of the Fiber Body.- Part 2: The Fiber Body in Eighteenth-Century MedicineChapter 2: "Fiber Body" in the Era of Iatromechanism, c.1700-1740s.- Chapter 3: Elasticity of Animal Fiber: Motion, Tone and Life of the Fiber Body.- Chapter 4: Continuity and Change: "Fiber Body" in the Era of Iatro-Vitalism, c.1750-1800.- Interlude: Fiber Psychology.- Part 3: Fiber and Culture.- Chapter 5: The Fiber Body and the Baroque: The Anatomy of Membranes and Folds.- Chapter 6: The Fiber Body and the Culture of Sensibility: From Nervous Man to Fiber Man.
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