'A Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine': Religion, Medicine and Culture in John Wesley's Primitive Physic

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John Wesley's Primitive Physic (1747) achieved twenty-three editions in his lifetime, ensuring its popular - and controversial - status in eighteenth-century medicine. This is the first full-length study to examine the theological, intellectual and cultural background to one of the period's most successful medical texts. By exploring Wesley's work in the context of his theology, `A Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine' extends the on-going reconfiguration of the relationship between religion and medicine. Wesley was on a ...

'A Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine': Religion, Medicine and Culture in John Wesley's Primitive Physic 2007, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042022744

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