Blood, sweat and tears : the changing concepts of physiology from antiquity into early modern Europe / edited by Manfred Horstmanshofff, Helen King and Claus Zittel.Material type: TextSeries: Intersections (Boston, Mass.) ; v. 25.Publication details: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012. Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004229204; 9004229205Subject(s): Medicine, Ancient | Medicine -- History | Physiology -- History | Physiology -- history | Physiological Phenomena | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Holism | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference | MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine | MEDICAL -- Atlases | MEDICAL -- Essays | MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice | MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine | MEDICAL -- Osteopathy | Medicine | Medicine, Ancient | PhysiologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Blood, sweat and tears.DDC classification: 610 LOC classification: R135 | .B56 2012ebNLM classification: QT 11 GA1Online resources: Click here to access online
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Physiologia from Galen to Jacob Bording / Vivian Nutton -- Physiological analogies and metaphors in explanations of the Earth and the cosmos / Liba Taub -- The reception of the Hippocratic treatise On glands / Elizabeth Craik -- Between atoms and humours. Lucretius' didactic poetry as a model of integrated and bifocal physiology / Fabio Tutrone -- Losing ground. The disappearance of attraction from the kidneys / Michael R. McVaugh -- The art of the distillation of 'spirits' as a technological model for human physiology. The cases of Marsilio Ficino, Joseph Duchesne and Francis Bacon / Sergius Kodera -- The body is a battlefield. Conflict and control in seventeenth-century physiology and political thought / Sabine Kalff -- Herman Boerhaave's neurology and the unchanging nature of physiology / Rina Knoeff -- The anatomy and physiology of mind. David Hume's vitalistic account / Tamás Demeter -- More than a fading flame. The physiology of old age between speculative analogy and experimental method / Daniel Schäfer -- Suffering bodies, sensible artists. Vitalist medicine and the visualising of corporeal life in Diderot / Tomas Macsotay -- Blood, clotting and the four humours / Hans L. Haak -- An issue of blood. The healing of the woman with the haemorrhage (Mark 5.24b-34; Luke 8.42b-48; Matthew 9.19-22) in early medieval visual culture / Barbara Baert, Liesbet Kusters and Emma Sidgwick -- The nature of the soul and the passage of blood through the lungs. Galen, Ibn al-Nafis, Servetus, İtaki, ʹAṭṭār / Rainer Brömer -- Sperm and blood, form and food. Late medieval medical notions of male and female in the embryology of Membra / Karine van 't Land -- The music of the pulse in Marsilio Ficino's Timaeus commentary / Jacomien Prins -- 'For the life of a creature is in the blood' (Leviticus 17:11). Some considerations on blood as the source of life in sixteenth-century religion and medicine and their interconnections / Catrien Santing -- White blood and red milk. Analogical reasoning in medical practice and experimental physiology (1560-1730) / Barbara Orland -- The "Body without Skin" in the Homeric poems / Valeria Gavrylenko -- Sweat. Learned concepts and popular perceptions, 1500-1800 / Michael Stolberg -- Of the fisherman's net and skin pores. Reframing conceptions of the skin in medicine 1572-1714 / Mieneke te Hennepe -- Vision and vision disorders. Galen's physiology of sight / Véronique Boudon-Millot -- Early modern medical thinking on vision and the camera obscura. V.F. Plempius' Ophthalmographia / Katrien Vanagt -- The Tertium comparationis of the Elementa physiologiae. Johann Gottfried von Herder's conception of "Tears" as mediators between the sublime and the actual bodily physiology / Frank W. Stahnisch -- From doubt to certainty. Aspects of the conceptualisation and interpretation of Galen's natural pneuma / Julius Rocca -- Metabolisms of the soul. The physiology of Bernardino Telesio in Oliva Sabuco's Nueva filosofía de la naturaleza del hombre (1587) / Marlen Bidwell-Steiner -- "Ful of Rapture". Maternal vocality and melancholy in Webster's Duchess of Malfi / Marion A. Wells -- The sleeping musician. Aristotle's vegetative soul and Ralph Cudworth's plastic nature / Diana Stanciu.
Drawing on the methods of a wide range of academic disciplines, this volume shifts the focus of the history of the body, exploring the many different ways in which its physiology and its fluids were understood in pre-modern European thought.
pt. 1. History of physiology in context : concepts, metaphors, analogies -- pt. 2. Blood -- pt. 3. Sweat and skin -- pt. 4. Tears and sight -- pt. 5. Body and soul.