Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500–1800 by Alisha Rankin,Elaine, Ms Leong,Alisha, Professor Rankin

By Alisha Rankin,Elaine, Ms Leong,Alisha, Professor Rankin

Secrets performed a valuable function in adjustments in scientific and clinical wisdom in early glossy Europe. As a brand new fascination with novelty started to take carry from the past due 15th century, Europeans thirsted for formerly unknown information about the wildlife: new vegetation, animals, and different items from nature, new recipes for clinical and alchemical techniques, new wisdom in regards to the human physique, and new proof in regards to the manner nature labored. those 'secrets' turned renowned goods of trade and exchange, because the quest for brand new and specific bits of knowledge met the colourful early sleek industry. even if disclosed generally in print or stored extra circumspect in manuscripts, secrets and techniques helped force an increasing curiosity in buying wisdom all through early smooth Europe.

Bringing jointly overseas students, this quantity presents a pan-European and interdisciplinary review at the subject. each one essay bargains major new interpretations of the function performed by means of secrets and techniques of their sector of specialization. Chapters tackle key topics in early glossy historical past and the historical past of medication, technological know-how and expertise together with: the ownership, circulate and alternate of mystery wisdom throughout Europe; alchemical secrets and techniques and laboratory strategies; patronage and the upper-class marketplace for secrets and techniques; clinical secrets and techniques and the rising marketplace for proprietary medicinal drugs; secrets and techniques and cosmetics; secrets and techniques and the physique and at last gender and secrets and techniques.

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