TITLE

"That Sublimest Juyce in our Body": Bloodletting and Ideas of the Individual in Early Modern England

AUTHOR(S)
Keller, Eve
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Philological Quarterly;Winter2007, Vol. 86 Issue 1/2, p97
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the nature of bloodletting and the ideas among individuals in early modern England. It discusses the essentialities of the symbol of blood among the people during the era, which is said to be beyond its physiological qualities. It further relates the elaborated blood rituals and the notion of blood as signaling the intervention of the divine into the historical world as well as the symbolic power it possesses. Furthermore, it provides information about phlebotomy, an incision into the vein, which is said to be a normative practice of Greek medicine.
ACCESSION #
35894022

 

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