IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 205: Medicine and Illness, I: Medicine and Rules

Monday 9 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medica: Medieval Medical Group / Society for the Study of Disability in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Wendy J. Turner, Department of History, Anthropology & Philosophy, Augusta State University, Georgia
Moderator/Chair:Catherine Rider, Department of History, University of Exeter
Paper 205-aDisabled Children: Birth Defects, Causality, and Guilt
(Language: English)
Irina Metzler, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University / Projekt 'Homo Debilis', Universit├Ąt Bremen
Index terms: Medicine, Mentalities, Sexuality, Theology
Paper 205-bYou'd Have to Be Crazy! Constructing Madness in Terms of Rule Breaking
(Language: English)
Aleksandra Pfau, Department of History, Hendrix College, Arkansas
Index terms: Daily Life, Law, Medicine, Social History
Paper 205-cRules of Engagement: Mental Health and Administration in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Wendy J. Turner, Department of History, Anthropology & Philosophy, Augusta State University, Georgia
Index terms: Daily Life, Law, Medicine, Social History
Abstract

This panel aims to look at how medicine worked within and against the rules. The first panelist will examine how pregnancy and abortive measures worked in and around the law. Two other panelists focus on mental health and how the mad lived and were treated under the law.