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Medicine Before Science: The Business of Medicine from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7420.935-a (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:935
  1. Peter Morrell, honorary research associate in history of medicine (peter.morrell1@virgin.net)
  1. Department of Sociology, Staffordshire University

    This study of the changes wrought on medieval medicine by the “scientific revolution” is less detailed than other books on medical beliefs and practices. French claims that the book is not a history of medical ideas, but he depicts medicine as ever seeking to reconcile medical practice with a “medical theology” derived from Aristotle and Galen.


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    Roger French

    Cambridge University Press, £16.95, pp 296 ISBN 0 521 00761 5

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    The entire edifice of Aristotelian notions regarding the body, the heavens, and …

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