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Medical Theories

Ralph Colp Jr. M.D.

in Darwin's Illness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032313
eISBN:
9780813039237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032313.003.0021
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Since Charles Darwin had severe episodes of vomiting and abdominal pains, it has been suggested that he may have had appendicitis, gastroduodenal ulcer, or cholecystitis. David Kohn has suggested ... More


The Queen and Sir Robert 1726–1730

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As Sarah was facing the effects brought on by old age, she also experienced a severe case of ‘gout’ — seemingly a form of arthritis or rheumatism which was further worsened by scurvy — which left her ... More


Terror and Medicine

Ronald Schechter

in A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226499574
eISBN:
9780226499604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499604.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Eighteenth-century medical writers added luster to the word “terror” by crediting the emotion with the ability to cure diseases, alleviate symptoms or impart great physical strength. Among the ... More


Sore Feet and Tragedy in Plutarch and Lucian

Daniel King

in Experiencing Pain in Imperial Greek Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810513
eISBN:
9780191847776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810513.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter turns to the treatment of gout and its symptoms in Plutarch and Lucian. Plutarch uses the figure of Philoktetes to help explain and justify his model of a body that is inherently ... More


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