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"A subtle and mysterious machine" : the medical world of Walter Charleton (1619-1707)

Author: Emily Booth
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2005.
Series: Studies in history and philosophy of science, v. 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Walter Charleton (1619-1707) has been widely depicted as a natural philosopher whose intellectual career mirrored the intellectual ferment of the {18}scientific revolution{19}. Instead of viewing him as a barometer of intellectual change, I examine the previously unexplored question of his identity as a physician. Examining three of his vernacular medical texts, this volume considers Charleton's thoughts on anatomy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Walter Charleton; Walter Charleton; Walter Charleton; Walter Charleton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Booth
ISBN: 9781402033773 140203377X 9781402033780 1402033788
OCLC Number: 66451875
Description: vii, 297 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments I. Introduction II. Rewriting Walter Charleton: Physic and Natural Philosophy III. 'The Alembic of our Pen': Charleton's Identity as a Physicia IV. `The animal oeconomy': Natural History (1659) in the Context of English Physiology V. 'The Republick of Letters': Charleton's Identity in the Royal Society & College of Physicians VI. Enquiries into Human Nature (1680): Charleton's Anatomy & Physiology after the Royal Society VII. Three Anatomic Lectures (1683): Ways of Knowing and the Anatomical Body VIII. Conclusions Annotated bibliography of the works of Walter Charleton Primary Sources Secondary Sources
Series Title: Studies in history and philosophy of science, v. 18.
Responsibility: Emily Booth.
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