Fictions of Well-Being–Now Available

Fictions of Well-Being: Sickly Readers and Vernacular Medical Writing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Michael Solomon

200 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 illus.

Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4255-3 | $55.00 | £36.00

Fictions of Well-BeingIn late medieval and early modern Spain, physicians began to translate and refashion medical information for lay readers. This book explores the concept of the sickly reader, a highly motivated individual whom medical writers encouraged to seek out useful remedies and efficacious hygienic practices in various vernacular health guides.

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