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The traditional concept of placebo

Fabrizio Benedetti

in Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559121
eISBN:
9780191724022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559121.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The history of medicine is basically the history of placebos, as most early medical interventions were nothing but placebos, i.e., inert. Over the centuries, doctors started using sham treatments to ... More


Coleridge and Thomas Beddoes

NEIL VICKERS

in Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the impact of Dr Thomas Beddoes (1760–1808) on Coleridge's thinking about medical subjects. It deals especially with the two medical ‘grand narratives’ to which Beddoes devoted ... More


Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Neil Vickers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter outlines the two central aims of Coleridge and the Doctors. The first is to throw into relief the ideas and influences informing Coleridge's activities in ‘philosophical ... More


Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226169880
eISBN:
9780226169910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book aims to answer one question: How was Chinese medicine transformed from an antithesis of modernity in the early twentieth century into a potent symbol for China’s exploration of its own ... More


Medicine in the 1790s: A Very Brief Introduction

NEIL VICKERS

in Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter offers a historical sketch of the state of practical and theoretical medicine in the 1790s. It starts by considering the range of practitioners offering medical treatments during the ... More


: from physician to neurologist

Stephen T. Casper

in The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.17892000

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091926
eISBN:
9781781706992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Why, despite often-alleged origins in antiquity, did neurology in Britain endeavour for so long to become a formally recognised specialty within general medicine? To answer this question, this ... More


What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Paul Unschuld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is a comparative history of two millennia of Western and Chinese medicine from their beginnings in the centuries bce through present advances in sciences such as molecular biology and in ... More


‘Delta’: The Construction of a Nineteenth-Century Literary Surgeon

Megan Coyer

in Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405607
eISBN:
9781474405621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405607.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the construction of David Macbeth Moir (1798–1851), a prolific Blackwoodian author and surgeon, as a medical poet, by himself and others, both within Blackwood’s and beyond, as ... More


The Beginning of Medicine in Greece

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0023
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The origin of medicine is apparent from other ancient texts such as from a document with the ambitious title “The Nature of Man”. One of the texts was dedicated to “falling sickness,” or epilepsy ... More


The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.17892000

Stephen T. Casper

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091926
eISBN:
9781781706992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Since the 1990s, the English-speaking world has seen the rise of a neuroculture derived from neurology and neuroscience. The Neurologists is a book that asks how did we arrive at this moment? What is ... More


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