An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

16011 entries, 14068 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: June 22, 2024

GENTILCORE, David

3 entries
  • 12779

Healers and healing in early modern Europe.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998.

"...explores the wide range of healers and forms of healing in the southern half of the Italian peninsula that was the kingdom of Naples between 1600 and 1800. By adopting the point of view of the sick people themselves, it uncovers religious and popular ideas about disease and its causation and cures. The training, preparation and practice of all healers is discussed, against a backdrop of ongoing attempts by the medical and ecclesiastical elites to limit their activities within bounds considered acceptable. Using fascinating and wide ranging sources which include medical and demonological treatises, hagiographies, guild statutes, hospital records, government edicts, chronicles, books of "secrets," local histories, episcopal visitations, canonization processes, trials for magic, diabolism and simulated sanctity, Jesuit mission accounts, and the records of the kingdom’s medical magistracy, the Protomedicato..." (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8046

Medical charlatanism in early modern Italy.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, Quackery
  • 8047

Food and health in early modern Europe: Diet, medicine and society, 1450-1800.

London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.


Subjects: NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences