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dc.contributor.authorSkuse, Alanna
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:38:52Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-03 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:38:52Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:38:52Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier1000140
dc.identifierOCN: 1076704947en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29809
dc.description.abstractThe study of early modern cancer is significant for our understanding of the period’s medical theory and practice. In many respects, cancer exemplifies the flexibility of early modern medical thought, which managed to accommodate, seemingly without friction, the notion that cancer was a disease with humoral origins alongside the conviction that the malady was in some sense ontologically independent. Discussions of why cancer spread rapidly through the body, and was difficult, if not impossible, to cure, prompted various medical explanations at the same time that physicians and surgeons joined with non-medical authors in describing the disease as acting in a way that was ‘malignant’ in the fullest sense, purposely ‘fierce’, ‘rebellious’ and intractable.3 Theories seeking to explain why cancer appeared most often in the female breast similarly joined culturally mediated anatomical and humoral theory with recognition of the peculiarities of women’s social, domestic and emotional life-cycles. Moreover, as a morbid disease, cancer generated eclectic and sometimes extreme medical responses, the mixed results of which would prompt many questions over the proper extent of pharmaceutical or surgical intervention.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicine
dc.subject.othercancer
dc.subject.otherearly modernity
dc.subject.otherearly modern cancer
dc.subject.otherengland
dc.subject.otherearly modern medical thought
dc.titleChapter 3 ˜It Is, Say Some, of a Ravenous Nature : Zoomorphic Images of Cancer
dc.title.alternativeRavenous Natures
dc.typechapter
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oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
oapen.relation.isbn9781137569196;9781137487537
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages219
oapen.place.publicationBasingstoke
oapen.chapternumber3
oapen.grant.number093090
oapen.identifier.ocn1076704947


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