Contours of death : disease, mortality and the environment in early modern England
Interest in health and the environment dates back many thousands of years and is particularly associated with the Hippocratic works, On Airs, Waters and Places. The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries saw a resurgence of Hippocratic ideas. Physicians and topographers began to collect sets of medical and environmental observations and to ask why diseases varied according to locality or season, why certain environments seemed more conducive to ill-health than others, and, in turn, whether such...[Show more]
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