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5. Science and philosophy

5. Science and philosophy  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801630
The word ‘ambivalence’ best captures the mood of the transformations in popular and applied sciences of the 15th and 16th centuries. We want to know more, but can we know too much? ‘Science ... More
1. Medicine at the bedside

1. Medicine at the bedside  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199215430
‘Medicine at the bedside’ examines the origins of Western medicine in ancient Greece, as relayed by the writings of Hippocrates, and the legacy of Hippocratic medicine. The approach was ... More
7. Beyond a joke

7. Beyond a joke  

Matthew Bevis

in Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778131
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601714.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199601714
Comedy rescues difficult situations. It helps dig people out of holes and help them deal with suffering. As Nietzsche has proclaimed: ‘Perhaps I know best why man alone laughs. He alone ... More
The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction  

William Bynum

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199215430
The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction assesses the origins and development of medicine from ancient times, through the scholastic medieval tradition and the ... More
2. Medicine in the library

2. Medicine in the library  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199215430
‘Medicine in the library’ describes the continued influence of ancient manuscripts throughout Europe and the Middle East, and how individuals with access to such texts dominated healthcare ... More
1. The development of anatomy

1. The development of anatomy  

Leslie Klenerman

in Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785474
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198707370.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198707370
‘The development of anatomy’ provides a short history of anatomical study beginning with Aristotle (384–322 bc) who named the subject anatome, meaning ‘cutting up’. Herophilus of Chalcedon ... More
Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Klenerman

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785474
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198707370.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198707370
Knowledge of the basic construction of the human body—the skeleton, the organs of the chest and abdomen, the nervous system, the head and neck with its sensory systems and anatomy for ... More

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