Session Title

Fourteenth-Century Health Care

Sponsoring Organization(s)

14th Century Society

Organizer Name

James Byrne

Organizer Affiliation

Quest Univ. Canada

Presider Name

William Chester Jordan

Presider Affiliation

Princeton Univ.

Paper Title 1

Pharmaceutical Traces: Textual Traditions of Drugs in the Late Middle Ages

Presenter 1 Name

Fred Gibbs

Presenter 1 Affiliation

George Mason Univ.

Paper Title 2

Critiques of Medicine and Critiques of Astrology in the Fourteenth Century

Presenter 2 Name

James Byrne

Paper Title 3

Health Crises in the Mediterranean: State Prevention and Responses

Presenter 3 Name

Alexander F. More

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Harvard Univ.

Start Date

10-5-2013 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1275

Description

The history of medicine continues to be a significant topic, and the fourteenth century saw important developments such as the rise of "rational" surgery and the continued influence of scholastic philosophy on medicine. This panel aims to put those developments in a broader context, examining such issues as the funding of medicine, construction of hospitals, the practice of medicine at court, and the relationship between medical and miraculous healing.

James Byrne

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May 10th, 1:30 PM

Fourteenth-Century Health Care

Schneider 1275

The history of medicine continues to be a significant topic, and the fourteenth century saw important developments such as the rise of "rational" surgery and the continued influence of scholastic philosophy on medicine. This panel aims to put those developments in a broader context, examining such issues as the funding of medicine, construction of hospitals, the practice of medicine at court, and the relationship between medical and miraculous healing.

James Byrne