Publisher, The University of Alabama Press, 1989.
Hardback with D/J, bound in brown book-cloth and gilt lettering to spine, pp. xxvi + 348
Condition, Very good condition with light bumping to the spine ends. The contents are tight and clean with no inscription.
The dustwrapper is also very good with light bumping to the spine ends and slight fading to the spine.
Laurent Joubert was an important figure in the medical world of the French Renaissance. Born in 1529, he became a doctor at age 29 and shortly thereafter was appointed personal physician to Catherine de Medici and later became physician to three French monarchs. He was an educator as well as a physician, and wrote several works of medical literature, including his most controversial work, “Erreurs Populaires“, published in 1578.
The treatise seeks to dispel false popular beliefs and old wives’ tales in Renaissance France, and also represents a wealth of information on the religious, social, economic, political, and worldviews that framed and thus supported the development and conduct of medical science.
The work is divided into five books:
Medicine and Physicians
The Venereal Act, Conception and Generation
Childbirth and Lying-in
Milk and the Child’s Nourishment.
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