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The Imagined Body of ‘Man's Estate’

ALEXANDRA SHEPARD

in Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299348
eISBN:
9780191716614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299348.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on medical representations of manhood that were founded upon a broader range of distinctions between men. Guides to health informed by humoral theory, like the sources discussed ... More


Islamic Humoralism on the Malay Peninsula

Carol Laderman

in Taming the Wind of Desire: Psychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069169
eISBN:
9780520913707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069169.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter relates the Malay humoral system—the cornerstone of both medical and cosmological theory—to medieval Islamic humoralism and to the beliefs of aborigines who live in the Malayan rain ... More


A Welcoming Soil: Isamic Humoralism on the Malay Peninsula

Charles Leslie and Allan Young

in Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores Islamic humoralism on the Malay Peninsula. Although Islam was successfully implanted in Malaya, and Islamic concepts are used by Malays to interpret and reinterpret empirical ... More


Galen and Mental Illness

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter aims to describe and to explain the development of the medical notion of insanity in Greek medicine, primarily the 2nd-century writings of Galen. Before the Islamic era, Hippocratic ... More


Health in the Balance: Early Theories About Patterns of Disease Occurrence

Nancy Krieger

in Epidemiology and the People’s Health: Theory and Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195383874
eISBN:
9780199893607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383874.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Curiosity about the causes and occurrence of disease is not unique to epidemiologists. After all, who wouldn’t be interested in knowing about how to live a healthy life?—or to predict and ward off ... More


Anthropologia Sexualis, Universalism, and the Macro Environments of Sex

Benjamin Kahan

in The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607818
eISBN:
9780226608006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter argues that in spite of the dominance of the dynamic, humoral theory of the body for thousands of years scholars still have little understanding of what role humoralism plays in the ... More


Healthy Living in Late Renaissance Italy

Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678136
eISBN:
9780191757686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The books reconstructs in great detail the efforts made by men and women in late Renaissance Italy to stay healthy and prolong their lives. Drawing on a wide variety of sources—ranging from cheap ... More


Pioneers and Discoveries in the Brain Sciences

Stanley Finger

in Minds Behind the Brain: A history of the pioneers and their discoveries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181821
eISBN:
9780199865277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181821.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This book has shown how little was known about the brain during the time of the unidentified but observant physician from Egypt's Third Dynasty, when Galen began his experimentalism in Rome, when ... More


Three Sixteenth-Century Dietaries

Joan Fitzpatrick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719081132
eISBN:
9781526128324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081132.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Early modern dietaries are prose texts recommending the best way to maintain physical and psychological well-being. This modern spelling edition is the first to make available to a modern audience ... More


Lady Elizabeth Delaval

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek

in Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter comprises an introduction to the autobiographical meditations and prayers written by Lady Elizabeth Delaval (1649-1717), selected reading, and extracts from these manuscript writings. ... More


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