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Rhetoric, medicine, and the woman writer, 1600-1700

Author: Lyn Bennett
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Disputing the London College, chemical physician George Thomson faults those who persuade patients 'willingly to resign their Lives up to their Judgements' while denying the many 'miscarriages, misdemeanours, and gross aberrations in Physick.' The 'fair pretences' of 'these Galenists,' Thomson argues, cannot be eradicated by even 'the best of Rhetorick or Logick' (15). A disciple of van Helmont who saw little value  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyn Bennett
ISBN: 9781108425193 1108425194 9781108441308 1108441300
OCLC Number: 1000123102
Description: xiv, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Their plausible rhetoric --
"Another mans profession": Physicians and clerics --
"Onely the learned": Physicians, empirics, and women --
"An eloquent tongue": physicians and patients --
"Publishing those truthes": Women and affliction --
"Hard words and rhetoricall phrases": women and learned medicine --
"A bare physician stuft with words": women and domestic healing --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Lyn Bennett.

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Concerned with rhetoric's role in shaping knowledge, culture, and society, this book shows how writers of both sexes engaged the discourse of learned medicine. Will appeal to students and researchers  Read more...

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