Medical Saints (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2013-06-13
Förlag
OUP USA
Illustrationer
35 b&w ht
Dimensioner
236 x 157 x 23 mm
Vikt
477 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
472:B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Case Laminate on Creme w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9780199743179
Medical Saints (inbunden)

Medical Saints

Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World

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This book is an exploration of illness and healing experiences in contemporary society through the veneration of saints, primarily the twin doctors Saints Cosmas and Damian.
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Journal of the History of Medicine Jacalyn Duffin approaches the subject of Catholic miracle claims from the unique vantage of a medical doctor with a specialty in hematology as well as a historian of medicine. Medical Saints builds upon DUffin's earlier book, Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing, 1588-1999, Oxford University Press, 2009. Both books are fascinating, engagingly written accounts. Although not the first scholar to broach the subject of miracles through the
lens of medical science, Duffin brings a refreshingly new perspective and style... Overall, this is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book that should prove valuable to a range of readers, including historians and sociologists of medicine and religion, as well as believers and skeptics of the miraculous.


Christopher D. L. Johnson, Religion Medical Saints is a thoroughly interesting and dynamic study


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<br>Jacalyn Duffin, M.D. (Toronto 1974), FRCP(C) (1979), Ph.D. (Sorbonne 1985), is the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston where she has taught in medicine, philosophy, history, and law for more than twenty years. A practicing hematologist and historian, she has served as President of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of seven books and many research articles, most recently Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, andHealing, 1588-1999.<br>

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ; LIST OF TABLES ; PROLOGUE ; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; CHAPTER ONE: MEDICAL MIRACLE ; CHAPTER TWO: DOCTOR TWINS: FROM CYRRHUS TO TORONTO ; CHAPTER THREE: TALKING TO PILGRIMS IN THE NEW WORLD ; CHAPTER FOUR: CHASING SAINTS IN THE OLD WORLD ; CHAPTER FIVE: MIRACLES, MEDICINE, AND MEDLINE ; CHAPTER SIX: CONCLUSION: HOME TO THE CLINIC ; EPILOGUE ; TABLES ; NOTES ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX