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dc.contributor.authorNewton, Hannah
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.submitted2017-07-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-12-03 08:32:13
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:29:13Z
dc.identifier633232
dc.identifierOCN: 1030820274
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31265
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/29695
dc.description.abstract"Very little is known about early modern approaches to convalescence and the author investigates the measures were taken by physicians and laypeople to restore health after illness. Drawing on medical texts, regimens, letters, and diaries, this chapter shows that the treatment of the convalescent differed both from the care of the sick and the healthy. It shows the vital place of the non-naturals in early modern medicine, and the role played by ‘Nature’, understood as the body’s principal agent and governor in physiological processes. The author finds that the 'six non-natural things' were on the one hand used as a way of gauging the extent of recovery, and on the other, were manipulated in a therapeutic role to ensure that both strength and flesh were restored. Thus, any remaining humours which might cause a relapse must be evacuated: good sleep, improved appetite and an ability to exercise were all signs of improvement but each, managed appropriately, also helped to restore strength, whilst negative emotions could endanger recovery and in its place cheerfulness –which was a restorative-must be encouraged."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSocial Histories of Medicine
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::1 Place qualifiers::1D Europe::1DS Southern Europe::1DST Italyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::3 Time period qualifiers::3M c 1500 onwards to present dayen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHT History: specific events and topics::NHTB Social and cultural historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::M Medicine and Nursing::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicineen_US
dc.subject.otherconvalescence
dc.subject.otherrecovery
dc.subject.othernon-naturals
dc.subject.otherdiet
dc.subject.otherpassions of the soul
dc.subject.otherexcretion
dc.subject.otherexercise
dc.subject.othernature
dc.subject.otherearly-modern england
dc.subject.othermedical advice
dc.subject.otherDigestion
dc.subject.otherEarly modern period
dc.subject.otherHumorism
dc.subject.otherPhysician
dc.subject.otherRelapse
dc.subject.otherSanatorium
dc.titleChapter 4 'She sleeps well and eats an egg’: convalescent care in early modern England
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.7765/9781526113498
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oapen.relation.isPartOfBook42dc4d72-d6bd-49b9-a967-6fd767fa2bf9
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oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.pages29
oapen.grant.number095760
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dc.chapternumber1


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