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dc.contributor.authorSkuse, Alanna
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:19:55Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:19:55Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier604171
dc.identifierOCN: 936036151en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32826
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.subject.otherArsenic
dc.subject.otherBreast cancer
dc.subject.otherCanker
dc.subject.otherHumorism
dc.subject.otherMedicine
dc.subject.otherUterus
dc.titleConstructions of Cancer in Early Modern England
dc.title.alternativeRavenous Natures
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1057/9781137487537
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oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages219
oapen.place.publicationBasingstoke
oapen.grant.number093090
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Arsenic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic; Breast cancer - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_cancer; Canker - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canker; Early modern period - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_modern_period; Humorism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humorism; Medicine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicine; Uterus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uterus
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