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In the Morgue: Theodor Meynert, Pathological Anatomy, and the Social Structure of Dissection

Katja Guenther

in Localization and Its Discontents: A Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288208
eISBN:
9780226288345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288345.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows how Theodor Meynert's appeal to a version of reflex physiology allowed him to participate in the new enthusiasm for pathological anatomy in Vienna medicine, which had risen to ... More


Hunter's Heart: Pathological Anatomy and the Science of Disease

Fay Bound Alberti

in Matters of the Heart: History, Medicine, and Emotion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199540976
eISBN:
9780191701207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540976.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the heart disease case of surgeon and anatomist John Hunter in relation to pathological anatomy and the science of the disease. Hunter died on October 16, 1793 and the autopsy ... More


Concluding Reflections

Domenico Bertoloni Meli

in Visualizing Disease: The Art and History of Pathological Illustrations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226110295
eISBN:
9780226463636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226463636.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The brief concluding chapter puts the main results of this far-reaching investigation under a sharper light. It highlights that visual representations of disease did not grow linearly in accuracy and ... More


Medicine’s Ghost: The Unnatural History of an Unreliable Idea

Catherine Belling

in A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892365
eISBN:
9780199950096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892365.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the challenges of writing a medical history of hypochondria, which lacks any transhistorical biological form. Instead a cultural history of the name must be told. I survey this ... More


Extremes and Perplexities of Appetite in Clinical Medicine

Elizabeth A. Williams

in Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 6 explores medical approaches to appetite from 1800 to 1850, the “golden age” of physiology. Many physicians were hostile to physiology in its experimental form, especially vitalists who ... More


Perils and Pleasures of Appetite at 1800: Xavier Bichat and Erasmus Darwin

Elizabeth A. Williams

in Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 assesses views of appetite around 1800 by examining the work of the French anatomist and physiologist Xavier Bichat and the English physician Erasmus Darwin, both of whom were profoundly ... More


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