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  1. Week 1 Introduction/Overview 1 item
    1. History and Health - L. Hill Curth

      Chapter Essential

  2. Week 2 Principles & Beliefs 8 items
    1. Suggested additional readings 7 items
      1. Galen's Art of physick - Nicholas Culpeper, Galen 2011

        Book Recommended

      2. Medicine before science: the rational and learned doctor from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment - R. K. French 2002

        Book Recommended

      3. Galen on diseases and symptoms - Ian Johnston, Galen 2006

        Book Recommended

      4. Ancient medicine - Vivian Nutton 2012

        Book Recommended

      5. Chapters 2 & 3 of The greatest benefit to mankind - R. Porter

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Chapter 1 - A. Wear

        Chapter Recommended

  3. Week 3 - Approaches to the History of Medicine 10 items
    1. Individual assigned readings 8 items
      1. A short history of medicine - Charles Singer, E. Ashworth Underwood 1962

        Book 

      2. A short history of medicine - F. N. L. Poynter, Kenneth D. Keele, J. Goodier 1961

        Book 

      3. Plagues and peoples - William Hardy McNeill, American Council of Learned Societies 1998, c1976 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. History of medicine: a scandalously short introduction - Jacalyn Duffin c1999

        Book 

  4. Week 4 - Manuscripts Workshop 3 items
    1. Palaeography: Reading old handwriting 1500-1800 - The National Archives

      Webpage Essential Please read the 'Where to start' section

  5. Week 5 - Preventative Medicine 1 item
  6. Week 6 - Remedial Medicine 14 items
    1. Individual readings/reports on remedial treatments 8 items
      1. Jackson, Jane (1642)

        Webpage  This is an individual reading/report on remedial treatments

    2. Suggested additional readings 5 items
      1. The Non-Naturals - Niebyl, Peter H Sep 1, 1971

        Article Recommended

  7. Week 7 - Health and Popular Press 24 items
    1. Suggested additional readings 13 items
      1. Ballads and broadsides in Britain, 1500-1800 - Patricia Fumerton, Anita Guerrini, Kris McAbee c2010

        Book Recommended

      2. English almanacs, astrology & popular medicine, 1550-1700 - Louise Hill Curth 2007

        Book Recommended

      3. Medical authority and Englishwomen's herbal texts, 1550-1650 - Rebecca Laroche 2010

        Book Recommended

      4. The Cambridge history of the book in Britain: Vol.4: 1557-1695 - John Barnard, D. F. McKenzie 2002

        Book Recommended

      5. Medicine, mortality, and the book trade - Robin Myers, Michael Harris 1998

        Book Recommended

      6. Medical writing in early modern English - Irma Taavitsainen, PaÌivi Pahta c2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      7. Cheap print and popular piety, 1550-1640 - Tessa Watt 1991

        Book Recommended

      8. Chapter 2 - A. Wear 2000

        Chapter Recommended

    2. Individual assigned readings/reports on almanacs 10 items
      1. A new almanacke - J. Chamberlaine 1647

        Document 

  8. Week 8 - Medical Advertising 22 items
    1. Suggested additional readings 7 items
      1. Medical entrepreneurship in the consumer society - R. Porter 1989

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Quacks: fakers & charlatans in English medicine - Roy Porter 2000

        Book Recommended

      3. Consumption and the making of respectability, 1600-1800 - Woodruff D. Smith 2002

        Book Recommended

    2. Assigned readings for reporting on this week 14 items
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  9. Week 9 - Practitioners & Patients 9 items
    1. Suggested additional readings 8 items
      1. Trials of an ordinary doctor: Joannes Groenevelt in seventeenth-century London - Harold John Cook, American Council of Learned Societies c1994 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. The midwives of seventeenth-century London - Doreen Evenden 2000

        Book Recommended

      3. The royal doctors: medical personnel at the Tudor and Stuart courts - Elizabeth Lane Furdell 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. Health for sale: quackery in England, 1660-1850 - Roy Porter 1989

        Book Recommended

  10. Week 10 - Animal Health 10 items
    1. Suggested additional readings 9 items
      1. Veterinary medicine: an illustrated history - Robert H. Dunlop, David J Williams c1996

        Book Recommended

      2. Horse and man in early modern England - Peter Edwards 2007

        Book Recommended

      3. Like engend'ring like: heredity and animal breeding in early modern England - Nicholas Russell 1986

        Book Recommended

  11. Week 11 - Fine Arts & Literature 7 items
    1. Suggested additional readings 6 items
      1. Medicine and Shakespeare in the English Renaissance - F. David Hoeniger c1992

        Book Recommended

  12. General bibliography 22 items
    There are a large number of texts which refer to health and illness in early modern England. A general selection is provided below with additional topic-linked titles to be found under the individual weekly sections.
    1. Companion encyclopedia of the history of medicine - W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter 1993

      Book 

    2. The Western medical tradition: 1800-2000 - W. F. Bynum 2006

      Book 

    3. English almanacs, astrology & popular medicine, 1550-1700 - Louise Hill Curth 2007

      Book 

    4. History of medicine: a scandalously short introduction - Jacalyn Duffin c1999

      Book 

    5. The healing arts: health, disease and society in Europe, 1500-1800 - Peter Elmer, Open University c2004

      Book 

    6. The healing arts: health, disease and society in Europe, 1500-1800 - Peter Elmer, Open University c2004

      Book 

    7. Disease and the modern world: 1500 to the present day - Mark Harrison 2004

      Book 

    8. Madness in seventeenth-century autobiography - Katharine Hodgkin 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    9. Medicine and society in early modern Europe - Mary Lindemann c2010

      Book 

    10. Health & healing in eighteenth-century Germany - Mary Lindemann, American Council of Learned Societies c1996 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    11. The Popularization of medicine, 1650-1850 - Roy Porter 1992

      Book 

    12. Medieval & early Renaissance medicine: an introduction to knowledge and practice - Nancy G. Siraisi, American Council of Learned Societies c1990 (electronic resource)

      Book