Restoration Medicine and the Dissenters

@inproceedings{DeLacy2016RestorationMA,
  title={Restoration Medicine and the Dissenters},
  author={M. DeLacy},
  year={2016}
}
DeLacy discusses the medical views of religious sectarians during the English Civil War and the postwar effort to stamp out sectarianism, which affected the profession through the end of the eighteenth century. She describes William Harvey’s vitalist theory of contagion and the pervasive influence of the Belgian philosopher and chemist Joan Baptista van Helmont on “alternative medicine” during the Restoration. She depicts the fractious, cosmopolitan, multicultural world of early modern London… Expand

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