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Medical Elites and Medical Practice in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy

30 April 2004
Organisers: Colin Jones, Jonathan Davies (History, Warwick) and David Gentilcore (History, Leicester)

A workshop organised by the AHRB Centre for the Study of Renaissance Elites and Court Cultures (University of Warwick), and the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award Programme in Cultures and Practices of Health (Universities of Warwick and Leicester).


Morning Session
Jillian Harrold (Warwick)
The iconography of SS. Cosmas and Damian in Early Modern Italy

Lucia Dacome (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL)
Travellers, modellers and medicine: The social life of anatomical models

James Shaw and Evelyn Welch (Sussex)
Elite medicines and popular medicines: The retail market for drugs in Renaissance Florence

Joseph Wheeler (Kings College)
Books of Secrets between learned and informal medicine

Afternoon Session
Sam Cohn (Glasgow)
Late-medieval plague tracts: networks of doctors and ideas

Silvia de Renzi (Open University)
Medicine as a career? Physicians in Rome 1600-1650

Final discussion, David Gentilcore, Chair