Contracting a Cure: Patients, Healers, and the Law in Early Modern Bologna

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In Contracting a Cure, Gianna Pomata tells the hitherto unknown story of a fundamental shift in the relationship between healers and patients in early modern Europe. Using a wide array of sources - including the rich archives of Bologna's College of Medicine and legal records from several European countriesPomata explores the tradition of the "agreement for a cure" whereby the practitioner was contractually bound to heal the sick person within a specified period and for a stipulated sum. If the patient was not cured, he or ...

Contracting a Cure: Patients, Healers, and the Law in Early Modern Bologna 1998, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801858581

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