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Maynes, Elizabeth J.
Social world of medical practitioners in Parma from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.
M.A. -- Dalhousie University, 2008
Ottawa :Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothè€que et Archives Canada,[2009]
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From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, there was a variety of professionals practicing medicine in Parma while they fulfilled other social roles in society. Physicians, who were the most educated, dominated the healing profession within the domestic setting, but worked as writers and in governing positions as well. Barbers, who were the most abundant group, worked as surgeons in shops and provided the hygienic necessities for community members. Apothecaries and charlatans were present too and had a permanent place in the medical marketplace. By the eighteenth century, hospital workers, a group consisting of a variety of professionals were also making their presence known. The multiple roles that helped to define these practitioners are key to understanding the social worlds of medical practitioners in early modern Parma.
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