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Author Rankin, Alisha Michelle,
Title Panaceia's daughters : noblewomen as healers in early modern Germany / Alisha Rankin.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2013].

Author Rankin, Alisha Michelle,
Series Synthesis : a series in the history of chemistry, broadly construed
Synthesis (University of Chicago. Press)
Subject Women healers -- Germany -- History -- 16th century.
Pharmacy -- Germany -- History -- 16th century.
Medicine -- Germany -- History -- 16th century.
Women -- Germany -- History -- 16th century.
Medicine, Traditional -- history.
Women -- history.
History of Medicine.
History of Pharmacy.
History, 16th Century.
Social Class -- history.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 298 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Noble empirics -- Art written down -- Dorothea of Mansfeld : a mirror and example for rich and poor -- Anna of Saxony and her medical 'handiwork' -- Elisabeth of Rochlitz and the experience of illness.
Note Description based on print version record.
Summary Panaceia's Daughters provides the first book-length study of noblewomen's healing activities in early modern Europe. Drawing on rich archival sources, Alisha Rankin demonstrates that numerous German noblewomen were deeply involved in making medicines and recommending them to patients, and many gained widespread fame for their remedies. Turning a common historical argument on its head, Rankin maintains that noblewomen's pharmacy came to prominence not in spite of their gender but because of it. Rankin demonstrates the ways in which noblewomen's pharmacy was bou.
Note English.
ISBN 9780226925394 (electronic bk.)
0226925390 (electronic bk.)
0226925390 (e-book)
OCLC # 829713446
Additional Format Print version: Rankin, Alisha Michelle. Panaceia's daughters. Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013 9780226925387 (DLC) 2012021911 (OCoLC)795020525

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