The meaning of signs : diagnosing the French pox in early modern Augsburg
Stein, Claudia. (2006) The meaning of signs : diagnosing the French pox in early modern Augsburg. Bulletin of the history of medicine, Vol.80 (No.4). pp. 617-648. ISSN 0007-5140Full text not available from this repository.
This article reconstructs the diagnostic act of the French pox in the French-disease hospital of sixteenth-century Augsburg. It focuses on how the participants in the clinical encounter imagined the configuration of the pox and its localization in the human body. Of central importance for answering this question is the early modern conception of physical signs. It has been argued that it was due to a specific understanding of bodily signs and their relationship to a disease and its causes, that disease definition and classification in the early modern period showed a high degree of flexibility and fluidity. This paper looks at how the sixteenth-century theoretical conception of physical signs not only shaped the diagnosis and treatment of the pox but also reflected the overall organization of institutions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DD Germany
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Syphilis -- Diagnosis -- Germany -- Augsburg -- History -- 16th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Bulletin of the history of medicine|
|Publisher:||The Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Number of Pages:||32|
|Page Range:||pp. 617-648|
|Version or Related Resource:||First presented: Conference on Patient Body Perceptions, University of Warwick, Coventry, July 2003.|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
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