The Sick Child in Early Modern England, 1580-1720

Author(s): 
Newton, Hannah
ISBN: 
9780199650491
Date published: 
April 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Illness in childhood was common in early modern England. Hannah Newton asks how sick children were perceived and treated by doctors and laypeople, examines the family's experience, and takes the original perspective of sick children themselves. She provides rare and intimate insights into the experiences of sickness, pain, and death.