The Resource Communities of learned experience : epistolary medicine in the Renaissance, Nancy G. Siraisi, (electronic book)

Communities of learned experience : epistolary medicine in the Renaissance, Nancy G. Siraisi, (electronic book)

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Communities of learned experience : epistolary medicine in the Renaissance
Title
Communities of learned experience
Title remainder
epistolary medicine in the Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Nancy G. Siraisi
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Renaissance, collections of letters both satisfied humanist enthusiasm for ancient literary forms and provided the flexibility of a format appropriate to many types of inquiry. The printed collections of medical letters by Giovanni Manardo of Ferrara and other physicians in early sixteenth-century Europe may thus be regarded as products of medical humanism. The letters of mid- and late sixteenth-century Italian and German physicians examined in Communities of Learned Experience by Nancy G. Siraisi also illustrate practices associated with the concepts of the Republic of Letters: open and relatively informal communication among a learned community and a liberal exchange of information and ideas. Additionally, such published medical correspondence may often have served to provide mutual reinforcement of professional reputation. Siraisi uses some of these collections to compare approaches to sharing medical knowledge across broad regions of Europe and within a city, with the goal of illuminating geographic differences as well as diversity within social, urban, courtly, and academic environments of medical learning and practice. The collections she has selected include essays on general medical topics addressed to colleagues or disciples, some advice for individual patients (usually written at the request of the patient's doctor), and a strong dose of controversy."--Project Muse
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contains biographical information
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CaPaEBR
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Siraisi, Nancy G
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R484
LC item number
.S57 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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Charles S. Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe
Series statement
Singleton Center books in premodern Europe
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  • Physicians
  • Augenio, Orazio
  • Lange, Johann
  • Augenio, Orazio
  • Lange, Johannes
  • Augenio, Orazio
  • Augenio, Orazio
  • Lange, Johannes
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Communities of learned experience : epistolary medicine in the Renaissance, Nancy G. Siraisi, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10633332
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unknown
Extent
163 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Original electronic resource
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ill.
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Electronic resource.
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remote
Label
Communities of learned experience : epistolary medicine in the Renaissance, Nancy G. Siraisi, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10633332
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
163 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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