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Secrets and knowledge in medicine and science, 1500-1800

Author: Elaine Yuen Tien Leong; Alisha Michelle Rankin
Publisher: Farnham, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Series: History of medicine in context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical, alchemical, natural philosophical and commercial knowledge in early modern Europe. This volume brings together international scholars from a variety of fields to offer insights and new interpretations into the role played by secrets in their area of specialization.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Yuen Tien Leong; Alisha Michelle Rankin
ISBN: 0754695018 9780754695011
OCLC Number: 757098621
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 247 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Secrets and Knowledge; Part I Defining Secrets; 1 How to Read a Book of Secrets; 2 What is a Secret? Secrets and Craft Knowledge in Early Modern Europe; Part II Secrecy and Openness; 3 The Secrets of Sir Hugh Platt; 4 Robert Boyle and Secrecy; 5 Openness vs. Secrecy in the Hartlib Circle; Part III Illicit Secrets; 6 Anna Zieglerin's Alchemical Revelations; 7 Face Waters, Oils, Love Magic and Poison: Making and Selling Secrets in Early Modern Rome; Part IV Secrets and Health; 8 Keeping Beauty Secrets in Early Modern Iberia. 9 Secrets to Healthy Living: The Revival of the Preventive Paradigm in Late Renaissance Italy10 Secrets of Place: The Medical Casebooks of Vivant-Augustin Ganiare; Index.
Series Title: History of medicine in context.
Responsibility: edited by Elaine Leong and Alisha Rankin.

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