By Sandra Cavallo, David Gentilcore

This assortment, by way of a world crew of students, offers interesting learn presently being undertaken on early glossy Italy which questions the traditional limitations of clinical history.

  • Brings jointly historians of drugs and students of other backgrounds who're re-visiting the sphere from new views and with the aid of cutting edge questions and unexplored sources
  • Explores the most important components of intersection among the territory of medication and that of legislation, politics, faith, paintings and fabric tradition and highlights the connections among those it appears separate fields
  • Challenges our realizing of what we regard as scientific actions, clinical identities, areas and objects
  • Addresses the research of scientific careers, scientific identities and areas the place scientific actions have been played e.g. apothecary outlets, courtrooms, convents and museums

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144v– 5. Giulia is identified as the widow of Hippolito Vallecurto romano. 103 Bell, How to Do It, 85–6. 104 f. 174v. Note this claim was notionally double the substantial amount claimed for Ginevra’s services in the confectioner’s trade. 105 Duden, Woman Beneath the Skin, 83–4. 101 Miscarriages of apothecary justice 29 he first spoke with Ginevra at her bedside about her symptoms. She reported feeling feverish, thirsty, and troubled by pains in the kidneys and head and by a heaviness under her navel.

Miscarriages of apothecary justice 25 sorry consequences of these events, coupled with the oppositional dynamics of the trial, coloured the hindsight of testimony from both sides. In context, neither her husband’s expectations of Ginevra nor the inspectors’ were unreasonable, even if not routine. A particular concatenation of circumstances produced an uncommon tragedy, but the ambiguous conjunction of familial and marketplace tasks was an everyday challenge. Ginevra’s pregnancy complicated contemporary readings of the inspection’s abusive impact.

145r–v, 147, 148r–v. 111 Proving causality in such a case posed problems in other legal traditions as well; see S. Butler, ‘Abortion by assault: Violence against pregnant women in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century England’, Journal of Women’s History 17:4 (2005), 9–31. 107 30 Elizabeth S. Cohen and could the premature stillbirth thus be tied to the mother’s turbulent experience of the inspection? 112 Here the testimony of three medical experts was crucial. Based on the condition of the tissue, the midwife and the physician made more specific estimates about the time of foetal death.

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