IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 226: Wounds, I: Medieval World and Modern Medicine

Monday 13 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Cordelia Warr, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Catrien Santing, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paper 226-aLearning from the Past: Lessons from Teodorico Borgognoni with a Modern Application
(Language: English)
Carol Dealey, School of Health & Population Sciences, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Medicine, Military History
Paper 226-bMedieval Evidence for Skin Pathologies
(Language: English)
Anthony John Freemont, School of Clinical & Laboratory Sciences, University of Manchester
Index terms: Art History - General, Medicine
Paper 226-cTrue Stigmata, Fake Wound: Fake Stigmata, True Wound
(Language: English)
Cordelia Warr, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hagiography, Medicine
Abstract

We often assume that the medieval understanding of wounds was far removed from our own modern scientific knowledge. The papers in this session question the extent to which this assumption can be supported. By looking at modern applications of medieval medical knowledge, considering ways in which we can build a positive dialogue between contemporary diagnoses and medieval symptoms, and investigating medieval definitions of ‘real’ wounds and miraculous wounds, we aim to open up an interdisciplinary dialogue between modern medical professionals and medievalists.