Elizabeth Haigh

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recognition is made also of Bright's discoveries in liver disease and neurology. But the reader gains little understanding of Bright's work in the context of changing ideas of disease, chemistry, and medical investigation of the first half of the nineteenth century. We do not learn enough about what, if any, skills and ideas Bright brought back from his(More)
IN TE history of eighteenth-century medicine, the name of the Medical University of Montpellier is practically synonymous with the theory of vitalism. In its most general sense, vitalism assumes that the study of organic phenomena cannot be reduced to a branch of physics or chemistry. It affirms that the living body possesses some unique entity, a soul,(More)
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