Printing and Medicine

 Printing and Medicine in the Renaissance
Vivian Nutton

  • Samuel K. Cohn, jr, Cultures of Plague (Oxford University Press, 2010); pp. 9-38.
  • Elizabeth Eisenstein, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (Cambridge University Press, 1979).
  • Sachiko Kusukawa, Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany(University of Chicago Press, 2012).
  • C. D. O’Malley, Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, 1514-1564 (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1964).
  • Ian Maclean, Logic, Signs and Nature in the Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 2002); pp. 36-67.
  • Peter McNally, ed., The advent of printing: historians of science respond to Elizabeth Eisenstein’s The printing press as an agent of change (Montreal: McGill School of Library and Information Studies, 1987).
  • Vivian Nutton, `The diffusion of ancient medicine in the Renaissance’, Medicina nei Secoli 14, 2002, pp. 461-78.
  • ___________, ‘Books, printing and medicine in the Renaissance’, Medicina nei Secoli 17, 2005, pp. 421-43. (The whole issue deals with aspects of printing).

The materials in this bibliography correspond to the reading lists set for the “Reading Publics” workshop held at the University of Warwick in July 2012. Unless otherwise indicated, the bibliographies were put together by the workshop’s organizers: Prof. Simon Gilson, Dr.David Lines and Dr. Maude Vanhaelen and adapted for the blog by Bryan Brazeau.



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