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Medicine and the Senses: Feeling the Pulse, Smelling the Plague, and Listening for the Cure

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... of therapeutics and pharmacy, and they developed this practical literature in quite creative ways (MacKinney 1937; Wallis 1995). But there were no medical schools to prescribe a canon of authoritative texts, and lay professionals are hard...