Nicholas Culpeper

English Physician and Astrologer

  • Authors
  • Olav Thulesius

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Olav Thulesius
    Pages 1-4
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    Pages 5-17
  4. Olav Thulesius
    Pages 18-26
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    Pages 27-34
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    Pages 35-42
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    Pages 43-54
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    Pages 55-62
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    Pages 63-77
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    Pages 78-101
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    Pages 102-116
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    Pages 117-132
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    Pages 133-146
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    Pages 147-160
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    Pages 161-178
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    Pages 179-183
  17. Olav Thulesius
    Pages 184-187
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 188-210

About this book


'Olav Thulesius sets out to resurrect the sullied reputation of one of the most prolific writers of medical works during the Interregnum. - Thulesius has given us a welcome beginning of a study of a fascinating and neglected figure who made serious contributions to mid-seventeenth-century medicine while always living on the fringes of the established and licensed medical community.' - Martha Baldwin, Journal of the History or Medicine Was Nicholas Culpeper (1616-54) the father of English herbal medicine or a quacksalver and charlatan astrologer? This first modern biography shows a more complex picture. For example during the Civil War the Puritan Culpeper was wounded while fighting on the Parliamentarian side, as a physician of the poor, he had a burning desire to explain the secrets of medicine to ordinary people, He was not only the author of the famous herbal The English Physician but he also wrote the first book on midwifery and childcare and translated The London Pharmacopoeia.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39033-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37153-8
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