Fatal Thirst: Diabetes in Britain Until Insulin (BOK)

Elizabeth Lane Furdell

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Although ancient and medieval doctors knew of the disorder called diabetes, the disease they treated was rare and largely confined to young sufferers. By the late Renaissance, however, the increasing incidence of diabetes in older adults required a re-examination of what caused the malady and how to cure it. Led by English healers, such as controversial apothecary Nicholas Culpeper and elite physician Thomas Willis, the study of diabetes produced significant debate in print over the locus of the disease and remedies for its treatment. These debates paralleled the growing schism in English medical circles over contradictory iatric theories and professional jurisdiction. On the eve of insulin's discovery, diabetologists still quarrelled over what diets might alleviate its symptoms. Including perspectives from patients and drawing on myriad sources, this book examines changing approaches to diabetes and its victims within the context of medical and scientific progress.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Elizabeth Lane Furdell
Forlag
BERTRAMS
ISBN 9789004172500
Antall sider 196 Dimensjoner 16cm x 24cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 485 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of medicine, Diabetes