Misery to mirth : recovery from illness in early modern England / Hannah Newton
- Newton, Hannah
- Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
- Copyright Date:
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 272 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 25 cm
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I MEDICAL UNDERSTANDINGS -- 1.`Nature Concocts and Expels': Defeating Disease -- 2.`She Sleeps Well and Eats an Egg': Restoring Strength -- pt. II PERSONAL EXPERIENCES -- 3.`O, How Sweet is Ease!' Feeling Better -- 4.A Double Delight': Thanking God -- 5.`Pluck't from the Pit': Escaping Death -- 6.All is Returned': Resuming Life.
- Misery to Mirth aims to change our thinking about health in early modern England. Drawing on sources such as diaries and medical texts, it shows that recovery did exist as a concept, and that it was a widely-reported event. The study examines how patients, and their loved ones, dealt with overcoming a seemingly fatal illness.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-251) and index.
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