Session Title

Medicine in Cities: Public Health and Medical Professions

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages

Organizer Name

William H. York

Organizer Affiliation

Portland State Univ.

Presider Name

William H. York

Paper Title 1

Minds in the Gutter: Plague, Sin, and Blame in Late Medieval Valencia

Presenter 1 Name

Abigail Agresta

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Queen's Univ. Kingston

Paper Title 2

Leprosy and Society in Medieval Bologna, 1100-1350

Presenter 2 Name

Courtney A. Krolikoski

Presenter 2 Affiliation

McGill Univ.

Paper Title 3

"Per Modum Radicis": Cultural Webs between Physicians and Poets in Duecento Bologna

Presenter 3 Name

Matteo Pace

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Columbia Univ.

Paper Title 4

Pharmacy and Health Care in Late Byzantine Constantinople

Presenter 4 Name

Petros Bouras-Vallianatos

Presenter 4 Affiliation

King's College London

Start Date

11-5-2018 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 212

Description

This session brings together papers that explore questions relating to health, the practice of medicine, and the roles of physicians in cities. Papers in this session will consider the different types of healers present in urban centers (e.g. physicians, surgeons, barber-surgeons, apothecaries), their social organization, and the ways in which their medical practices were regulated. Papers also consider questions about public health in cities, looking at questions of sanitation, industrial health, the presence of animals in cities, food preparation, prevalent diseases, and similar topics.

William H. York

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Medicine in Cities: Public Health and Medical Professions

Bernhard 212

This session brings together papers that explore questions relating to health, the practice of medicine, and the roles of physicians in cities. Papers in this session will consider the different types of healers present in urban centers (e.g. physicians, surgeons, barber-surgeons, apothecaries), their social organization, and the ways in which their medical practices were regulated. Papers also consider questions about public health in cities, looking at questions of sanitation, industrial health, the presence of animals in cities, food preparation, prevalent diseases, and similar topics.

William H. York