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Fiber, medicine, and culture in the british enlightenment.

Author: Hisao Ishizuka
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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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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Ishizuka, Hisao.
Fiber, medicine, and culture in the british enlightenment.
[Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
(OCoLC)952154746
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hisao Ishizuka
ISBN: 9781349932689 134993268X
OCLC Number: 964294069
Description: 1 online resource
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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