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Title Divine doctors and dreadful distempers : how practicing medicine became a respectable profession / Christi Sumich.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (312 pages) : illustrations
Series Clio medica ; 91
Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 91.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-307) and index.
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Print version record.
Subject Physicians -- History.
Medicine -- Practice -- History.
Professional Role -- history.
Physicians -- history.
History, 17th Century.
Religion and Medicine.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Part I. The doctors -- part II. The distempers.
Summary Divine Doctors and Dreadful Distempers examines the discourse of seventeenth-century English physicians to demonstrate that physicians utilized cultural attitudes and beliefs to create medical theory. They meshed moralism with medicine to self-fashion an image of themselves as knowledgeable health experts whose education assured good judgment and sage advice, and whose interest in the health of their patients surpassed the peddling of a single nostrum to everyone. The combination of morality with medicine gave them the support of the influential godly in society because physicians' theories ab.
Other Title Print version: Sumich, Christi Keating. Divine doctors and dreadful distempers 9789042036888