Medical Writing Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Fleming, P. R. “Clinical Discipline Emerges: 1680-1760.” In A Short History of Cardiology, pp. 1-15. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1997.

Examines several eighteenth-century European medical texts in order to trace the developments in knowledge of the circulatory system.

Getz, Faye. “The Medieval English Medical Text.” Medicine in the English Middle Ages, pp. 35-64. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1998.

Surveys medieval English medical discourse, roughly dividing the field into those works that largely derived from Greek and Arabic sources and those that emanated from Roman and Anglo-Saxon sources.

Haakonssen, Lisbeth. “Interpreting Eighteenth-Century Medical Ethics.” In Medicine and Morals in the Enlightenment: John Gregory, Thomas Percival and Benjamin Rush, pp. 1-45. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1997.

Explores the history of medical ethics based on the writings of John Gregory, Thomas Percival, and Benjamin Rush.

McCormick, Ian, editor. “Anatomies.” In Secret Sexualities: A Sourcebook of 17th and 18th Century Writing, pp. 13-48. London: Routledge, 1997.

Reprints and analysis of anatomies, forms of erotica that were written to appear as medical literature.

Mullins, Ann. “William Cadogan, a Physician in Advance of His Time.” History of Medicine Quarterly (January 1970): 9-10.

Provides an overview of an eighteenth century physician's controversial books on gout and child care.

Naylor, Ian L., Bert Curtis, and James J. R. Kirkpatrick. “Treatment of Burn Scars and Contractures in the Early Seventeenth Century: Wilhelm Fabry's Approach.” Medical History 40, No. 4 (October 1996): 472-86.

Reprints and analyzes selected sections of De combustionibus, written by Wilhelm Fabry in 1607.

Noakes, Aubrey. “Thomas Rowlandson's Medical Cartoons.” History of Medicine Quarterly (January 1970): 16-9.

Remarks on late eighteenth century British cartoons about medicine.

Oakley, A. F. “Letters to a 17th Century Yorkshire Physician.” History of Medicine 2, No. 4 (1970): 24-8.

Analysis of letters sent by patients to Dr. Nathaniel Johnston of Yorkshire, England between 1669 and 1672.

Porter, Roy. “The Early Royal Society and the Spread of Medical Knowledge.” In The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century, pp. 272-93, edited by Roger French and Andrew Wear. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Explores the Royal Society of London's means of disseminating and validating medical information.