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Author Furdell, Elizabeth Lane.

Title The royal doctors, 1485-1714 : medical personnel at the Tudor and Stuart courts / Elizabeth Lane Furdell
Published Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (x, 305 pages)
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1 Henrician Doctors and the Founding of the Royal College of Physicians (1485�1547)""; ""Chapter 2 Doctors to the “Little Tudors� (1547�58""; ""Chapter 3 The Medical Personnel of Elizabeth I (1558�1603)""; ""Chapter 4 Doctors to the Early Stuarts (1603�49""; ""Chapter 5 The Medical Staff of the Interregnum (1649�60)""; ""Chapter 6 Doctors to the Restored Stuarts (1660�88)""; ""Chapter 7 The “Glorious Revolution� and the Medical Household of the Dual Monarchs (1688�1702)""
""Chapter 8 Medical Personnel in Queen Anne�s Court (1702�14)""""Epilogue: The Collective Profile and Legacy of the Tudor-Stuart Royal Doctors""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary Drawing upon a myriad of primary and secondary historical sources, The Royal Doctors: Medical Personnel at the Tudor and Stuart Courts investigates the influential individuals who attended England's most important patients during a pivotal epoch in the evolution of the state and the medical profession. Over three hundred men (and a handful of women), heretofore unexamined as a group, made up the medical staff of the Tudor and Stuart kings and queens of England (as well as the Lord Protectorships of Oliver and Richard Cromwell). The royal doctors faced enormous challenges in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries from diseases that respected no rank and threatened the very security of the realm. Moreover, they had to weather political and religious upheavals that led to regicide and revolution, as well as cope with sharp theoretical and jurisdictional divisions within English medicine. The rulers often interceded in medical controversies at the behest of their royal doctors, bringing sovereign authority to bear on the condition of medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject History, 16th Century -- England
History, 16th Century.
Physicians -- history.
Physicians -- England -- History
History, 17th Century -- England
History, 17th Century.
Medicine -- England -- History -- 16th century
Medicine -- England -- History -- 17th century
Physicians -- England -- History -- 16th century
Physicians -- England -- History -- 17th century
MEDICAL -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1580466001