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Patients and healers in the context of culture. An exploration of the borderland between anthropology, medicine, and psychiatry
Some are well known, such as Fernel, Malpighi, Baglivi, and Lancisi: some are historically obscure, such as Capivaccius, Sebizius, and J. C. Hufeland. The "grand climax" is reached with IppolitoExpand
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Impure Science. AIDS, Activism and the Politics of Knowledge
Steven Epstein / University of California Press, $29.95, pp 465 / ISBN 0 520 20233 3 Just 20 years ago it was all simple. With the global eradication of smallpox, the scourge of infectious diseaseExpand
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Homosexuality and American psychiatry: the politics of diagnosis
  • R. Porter
  • Medicine
  • Medical History
  • 1 October 1989
STEPHEN GARTON, Medicine and madness: a social history of insanity in New South Wales 1880-1940, The Modem History Series, Kensington, New South Wales University Press, 1988, 8vo, pp. viii, 212,Expand
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Madness: A Brief History
1. Introduction 2. Madness, Gods, and Demons 3. The Rationality of Madness 4. Fools and Folly 5. Locking up the Mad 6. The Rise of Psychiatry 7. The Mad 8. The Century of Psychoanalysis 9.Expand
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The culture of pain
psychiatrists in linking women's mental health to their reproductive organs, and she underscores the extent to which both kinds of doctors reflected, rather than moulded, the moral prejudices ofExpand
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The greatest benefit to mankind : a medical history of humanity
THE GREATEST BENEFIT TO MANKIND A MEDICAL HISTORY OF HUMANITY ROY PORTER PDF Are you looking for THE GREATEST BENEFIT TO MANKIND A MEDICAL HISTORY OF HUMANITY ROY PORTER Books files? Now, you will beExpand
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The anatomy of melancholy
Preface | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Introduction to the Project Gutenberg Edition. This edition of The Anatomy of Melancholy is based on a nineteenth-century edition that modernized Burton's spellingExpand
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Freud: biologist of the mind
  • R. Porter
  • Computer Science
  • Medical History
  • 1 July 1980
TLDR
Dr. Sulloway convincingly shows in great detail how Freudian psychoanalysis originated in, and continued to be sustained by, the matrix of late nineteenth century biology: the bio-energetics of Fliess, Haeckel's emphasis on the parallelism of ontogeny and phylogeny, Darwin's studies of instinct in animals and man, neo-Lamarckian concerns with the inheritance of adaptive features, and so forth. Expand
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Mind-Forg'd Manacles: A History of Madness in England from the Restoration to the Regency
"Mind-Forg'd Manacles" explores attitudes towards and treatments for madness in the age before the mass asylum and the emergence of the psychiatric profession. It aims to show how vernacular cultureExpand
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Rewriting the self : histories from the Renaissance to the present
Section 1: Renaissance and Early Modern 1. Representations of the self from Petrarch to Descartes, Peter Burke 2. Self and selfhood in the seventeenth century, Jonathan Sawday 3. Self-reflection andExpand
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