Table of contents for Words, stones, and herbs : the healing word in medieval and early modern England / Louise M. Bishop.

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Illustrations 000
Preface 000
Acknowledgments 000
Introduction: Healing and the Vernacular 000
1. Galen's Shadow: An Outline of Medieval Medicine and Healing 000
2. The Material Shape of Thought and Word 000
3. Metaphor, Catharsis, Pharmakon: Words, Stones, and Herbs 000
4. Vernacular Science, Vernacular Poetry: Dangerous Reading 000
5. Gendered Healing: Metaphor and Practice 000
6. The Disease Called "Touch Me Not": A Fifteenth-Century Medical Manuscript Read in Context 000
7. Early Modern Medicine: Self-Help and State Authority 000
Conclusion: The Subject of Healing 000
Works Cited 000
Index 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Medicine in literature.
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Medical English.
Spiritual healing.
Mind and body in literature.
Reading -- Psychological aspects.
Reading -- Physiological aspects.
Medicine, Medieval -- England.
Discourse analysis.