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Misery to mirth : recovery from illness in early modern England

Author: Hannah Newton
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Misery to Mirth aims to change our thinking about health in early modern England. Drawing on sources such as diaries and medical texts, it shows that recovery did exist as a concept, and that it was a widely-reported event. The study examines how patients, and their loved ones, dealt with overcoming a seemingly fatal illness.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Newton
ISBN: 9780198779025 019877902X
OCLC Number: 1007074431
Description: viii, 272 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 25 cm
Contents: IntroductionPart One: Medical Understandings1: 'Nature Concocts and Expels': Defeating Disease2: 'She Sleeps Well & Eats an Egg': Restoring StrengthPart Two: Personal Experiences3: 'O, How Sweet is Ease!': Feeling Better4: 'A Double Delight': Thanking God5: 'Pluck't from the Pit': Escaping Death6: 'All is Returned': Resuming LifeConclusion
Responsibility: Hannah Newton.

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