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Humanism, medical
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1. Definition

The term “Humanist medicine” is primarily linked to the Renaissance period and comprises a corpus of medical texts delimited by its content, form, and epoch, analogous to “ancient medicine” (Hippocrates, Galen). The latter phrase primarily refers to th…

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Rotzoll, Maike, “Humanism, medical”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021147>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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