With Words and Knives

Learning Medical Dispassion in Early Modern England
Author(s): 
Payne, Lynda
ISBN: 
9780754636892
Date published: 
December 2007
Hardback
Pages: 
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In practice medical practitioners, especially physicians and surgeons, have always had to learn some type of detachment or dispassion. To elucidate what was medical dispassion in seventeenth and eighteenth century England, how and why it was taught, to whom, and in what spaces, each chapter of this book examines a community of practitioners and explores different patterns of medical education, clinical practice, social institutions, and philosophical and religious ideas.