Experiencing Illness and the Sick Body in Early Modern Europe

  • Michael Stolberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
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  3. Michael Stolberg
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  5. Michael Stolberg
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-292

About this book


Based on thousands of letters written by patients and their relatives and on a wide range of other sources, this book provides the first comprehensive account of how early modern people understood, experienced and dealt with common diseases and how they dealt with them on a day-to-day basis.


biography Europe history perception

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Stolberg
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  1. 1.Director of the Institut für Geschichte der MedizinUniversity of WürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31837-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-35584-2
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