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Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England Papers Read at a Clark Library Seminar, October 14, 1967   By: (1908)

Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England Papers Read at a Clark Library Seminar, October 14, 1967 by Lester S. (Lester Snow) King

Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England by Lester S. King provides an insightful exploration into the advancements and challenges of medical research during this significant period in history. The book consists of research papers presented at a Clark Library Seminar on October 14, 1967, making it a valuable resource for scholars studying the development of medicine in England.

King's compilation offers a comprehensive overview of the medical landscape in seventeenth-century England, shedding light on the various practices, theories, and controversies that prevailed in this era. The author delves into the fascinating world of medical investigations, providing a well-rounded perspective on the role of physicians, surgeons, and apothecaries during this time.

One of the strengths of this book lies in its careful examination of primary sources, allowing readers to gain a firsthand understanding of the prevailing medical beliefs and practices. King's meticulous research not only brings these documents to light but also provides valuable insights and analysis, placing them within their historical context. This makes the book an essential read for anyone interested in the history of medicine.

Additionally, King's writing style is engaging and accessible, making the dense subject matter approachable for a wide range of readers. While the content is undoubtedly scholarly in nature, the author presents it in a manner that is both informative and enjoyable. Furthermore, the book benefits from its organized structure, which guides the reader through different aspects of medical investigation, ensuring a coherent and logical progression of ideas.

However, it is worth noting that this book is dated, as it was published over five decades ago. Although the research and insights presented are still valuable, some of the information may have been superseded by more recent discoveries or interpretations. Therefore, readers should approach this work with the understanding that it provides a crucial foundation for further exploration rather than a definitive account of seventeenth-century medical investigation.

In conclusion, Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England is a valuable resource for scholars and enthusiasts of medical history. Lester S. King's compilation of research papers provides a wealth of information and analysis, shedding light on the advancements and challenges faced by medical professionals during this pivotal period. While the book is dated, its engaging writing style and careful examination of primary sources make it a worthwhile and informative read for anyone interested in the history of medicine in England.

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Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England

Charles W. Bodemer

Lester S. King

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England

Embryological Thought in Seventeenth Century England

by Charles W. Bodemer

Robert Boyle as an Amateur Physician

by Lester S. King

Papers Read at a Clark Library Seminar, October 14, 1967

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library University of California, Los Angeles/1968

Foreword

Although the collection of scientific literature in the Clark Library has already served as the background for a number of seminars, in the most recent of them the literature of embryology and the medical aspects of Robert Boyle's thought were subjected to a first and expert examination. Charles W. Bodemer, of the Division of Biomedical History, School of Medicine, University of Washington, evaluated the embryological ideas of that remarkable group of inquiring Englishmen, Sir Kenelm Digby, Nathaniel Highmore, William Harvey, and Sir Thomas Browne. Lester S. King, Senior Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association , dealt with the medical side of Robert Boyle's writings, the collection of which constitutes one of the chief glories of the Clark Library... Continue reading book >>




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