Fictions of Well-Being

In late medieval and early modern Spain, physicians began to translate and refashion medical information for lay readers. This book explores the concept of the sickly reader, a highly motivated individual whom medical writers encouraged to seek out useful remedies and efficacious hygienic practices in various vernacular health guides.

Fictions of Well-Being
Sickly Readers and Vernacular Medical Writing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Michael Solomon

2010 | 200 pages | Cloth $55.00
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface
Introduction: Physicians, Sickly Readers, and Vernacular Medical Writing
Chapter One. Fictions of Utility
Chapter Two. Fictions of the Physician
Chapter Three. Fictions and Pharmaceuticals
Conclusion. Fictions of Ill-Being

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments