Medieval Practitioners and Medical Biography

  title={Medieval Practitioners and Medical Biography},
  author={Wf Maclehose and Christopher Gardner-Thorpe},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  pages={1 - 2}
  • Wf Maclehose, Christopher Gardner-Thorpe
  • Published 2013
  • History, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Biography
  • The lives and careers of medical practitioners in the Islamic and Western Christian middle ages, a period often overlooked and misunderstood, were complex and diverse. While the overwhelming majority of medical practitioners of the middle ages remain merely names, for others we have a surprising amount of information about their background, practice and thought. Most of these were authors of important medical texts and so were singled out as worthy of commemoration, unsurprising in a period… CONTINUE READING

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