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Unformatted text preview: The Field of Medicine of the Eighteenth Century Nicholas Culpeper’s The English Physician creates a sense that the medical sciences was primitive in the early eighteenth century. His published work is analogous to that of a cookbook with remedies created from various ingredients that can easily be located in any typical garden. Furthermore the remedies in which he provides in his publication appears to be composed of a set of random ingredients without any scientific data to support why he chose those specific sets of ingredients. It appears as though England, at this time, had no standard or regulation for the medical profession. It can therefore be inferred that Culpeper’s motives in publishing this work was most likely to make money rather than contributing to the medical sciences. This idea of making money correlates to the transformation of identity brought about during this time period in which the general public was a consumerist society that bought lots of things causing the...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course HILD 100 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.
- Spring '11