The Resource The clock and the mirror : Girolamo Cardano and Renaissance medicine, Nancy G. Siraisi

The clock and the mirror : Girolamo Cardano and Renaissance medicine, Nancy G. Siraisi

Label
The clock and the mirror : Girolamo Cardano and Renaissance medicine
Title
The clock and the mirror
Title remainder
Girolamo Cardano and Renaissance medicine
Statement of responsibility
Nancy G. Siraisi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), renowned as a mathematician, encyclopedist, astrologer, and autobiographer, was by profession a medical practitioner. His copious writings on medicine reflect both the complexity and diversity of the Renaissance medical world and the breadth of his own interests. In this book, Nancy Siraisi draws on selected themes in Cardano's medical writings to explore in detail the relation between medicine and wider areas of Renaissance culture
  • Cardano's medical advice included the suggestion that "the studious man should always have at hand a clock and a mirror"--A clock to keep track of the passage of time and a mirror to observe the changing condition of his body. The remark, which recalls his astrological and autobiographical interests, is emblematic of the many connections between his medicine and his other pursuits. Cardano's philosophical eclecticism, beliefs about occult forces in nature, theories about dreams, and free transactions between academic and popularizing scientific writing also contributed to his medicine
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siraisi, Nancy G
Index
index present
LC call number
R520.C32
LC item number
S57 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 I-380
  • WZ 70 GI8
NLM item number
C2 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cardano, Girolamo
  • Cardano, Girolamo
  • Cardano, Girolamo
  • Cardano, Girolamo
  • Cardano, Girolamo
  • Cardano, Girolamo
  • Cardano, Girolamo
  • Cardano, Gerolamo
  • Cardano, Geronimo
  • Medicine
  • History, 16th Century
  • History of Medicine
  • Médecins
  • Histoire du 16ème siècle
  • Intellectual life
  • Medicine
  • Geneeskunde
  • Cultuur
  • Médecine
  • Medizin
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italie
  • Italy
  • Italie
  • Italien
Label
The clock and the mirror : Girolamo Cardano and Renaissance medicine, Nancy G. Siraisi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Cardano's Medical World. Ch. 1. Introduction. Ch. 2. Practitioner and Patients -- pt. 2. Theory and Practice. Ch. 3. Argument and Experience. Ch. 4. Time, Body, Food: The Parameters of Health -- pt. 3. The Old and the New. Ch. 5. The Uses of Anatomy. Ch. 6. The New Hippocrates -- pt. 4. Medical Wonders. Ch. 7. The Hidden and the Marvelous. Ch. 8. The Medicine of Dreams -- pt. 5. Medical Narratives. Ch. 9. Historia, Narrative, and Medicine. Ch. 10. The Physician as Patient
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 361 pages
Isbn
9780691011899
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96046354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35911557
  • (OCoLC)ocm35911557
Label
The clock and the mirror : Girolamo Cardano and Renaissance medicine, Nancy G. Siraisi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Cardano's Medical World. Ch. 1. Introduction. Ch. 2. Practitioner and Patients -- pt. 2. Theory and Practice. Ch. 3. Argument and Experience. Ch. 4. Time, Body, Food: The Parameters of Health -- pt. 3. The Old and the New. Ch. 5. The Uses of Anatomy. Ch. 6. The New Hippocrates -- pt. 4. Medical Wonders. Ch. 7. The Hidden and the Marvelous. Ch. 8. The Medicine of Dreams -- pt. 5. Medical Narratives. Ch. 9. Historia, Narrative, and Medicine. Ch. 10. The Physician as Patient
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 361 pages
Isbn
9780691011899
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96046354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35911557
  • (OCoLC)ocm35911557

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