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Private vices, public benefits

Subtitle:
Dr Mandeville and the body politic
Abstract:

This thesis examines the relationship between Mandeville's medical and non-medical thought, to assess the relevance of the former for an understanding of the latter. By locating his medical text, A Treatise of the Hypochondriack and Hysterick Passions, within the context of an early modern discourse on the nature and treatment of melancholic and nervous disorders, three distinctive features of his medical thought and practice are identified, namely: his commitment to the physiolo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Social Studies
Publication date:
1988
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602323604
URN:
uuid:69c3a8c9-c069-4d21-93d9-5ce5609c50c5
Local pid:
td:602323604
Language:
English
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