IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 727: The Sixth Non-Natural: 'Accidents of the Soul' in Medieval Healthcare

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Iona McCleery, Centre for the History of Medicine & Disease, University of Durham
Moderator/Chair:Sally Crumplin, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Paper 727-a'Accidents of the Soul': The Emotions in Late Medieval Preventive Medicine
(Language: English)
Caroline Proctor, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick
Index terms: Daily Life, Medicine
Paper 727-bDeath, Doctors and the Soul: Emotional Attitudes towards the Dead and Dying in Late Medieval Europe
(Language: English)
Iona McCleery, Centre for the History of Medicine & Disease, University of Durham
Index terms: Daily Life, Hagiography, Medicine, Mentalities
Paper 727-cRevenge and Rehabilitation: Passion and the Female Healer in Medieval Literature
(Language: English)
April Harper, Department of History, State University of New York, Oneonta
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Medicine, Sexuality, Women’s Studies
Abstract

This session explores the theme of medicine and the emotions in a multi-discplinary way looking at medical, literary and hagiographical sources. The most important question will be the extent to which the theoretical medical concept of the sixth non-natural – i.e. one of the external aspects that affect and manipulate health – could be understood in non-medical and practical contexts.