With Words and Knives: Learning Medical Dispassion in Early Modern England

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - History - 182 pages
The practice of medicine in the days before anaesthetics could often be a brutal and painful experience. In order to cure the patient, the medical practitioner was often required to inflict pain. In order to do so, it is clear that some sort of clinical detatchment must be developed. It is this detatchment with which this work is concerned.
 

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Contents

Faithful Eyes
13
Rational Minds
35
Godly Hearts
59
Disciplined Hands
79
Necessary Inhumanity
103
Conversant with the Dead
125
Epilogue
153
Index
175
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Lynda Payne is Professor in the Department of History, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA.

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