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Le témoignage d’un patient : le De Guaiaci medicina et morbo Gallico liber d’Ulrich von Hutten

Abstract : Hutten first displayed the symptoms of syphilis when he was seventeen, and doctors considered several times that he was lost. At least, in 1518, he received gaiacum treatment and felt so much better that he believed that he was healed. Immediately after the cure he wrote a book for his contemporaries, De guaici medicina et morbo Gallico liber. It’s not a medical treatise but the very personnal book of a patient who has skills in medicine and who wants above all to share his knowledge and to be helpful to others. We’ll first study the book’s nature, and see that it’composed both of elements coming from treatises about guaiacum published in 1517-1518 and from personal experience ; then we’ll consider the way Hutten describes french pox’s symptoms, and at least we’ll examine very intimate informations such as sensations and feelings.
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Brigitte Gauvin. Le témoignage d’un patient : le De Guaiaci medicina et morbo Gallico liber d’Ulrich von Hutten. Histoire, médecine et santé, Éditions Méridiennes, 2016, Syphilis, pp.109-130. ⟨hal-02131955⟩

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