Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italy

Author(s): 
Gentilcore, David
ISBN: 
0199245355
Date published: 
April 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

This is an exploration and reconstruction of the role of charlatans, itinerant medical practitioners, in Italy from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. David Gentilcore examines the goods and services charlatans provided, their marketing strategies, and dealings with the public, and shows how the authorities attempted to regulate and control their business.