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“Acquiers toy parfaicte cognoissance de l'aultre monde, qui est l'homme”: Rabelais, the history of medicine, and medical humanism

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Essays in French Literature and Culture, Volume: 58, Pages: 121 - 137

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This essay aims to demonstrate how knowledge of the human body is acquired and displayed in François Rabelais’s medical practice, letters, scholarly editions, and fictional works. It recognises the importance of the human body in the fictional works, and focuses on how Rabelais uses his characters t...

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ISSN: 1835-7040
Published: The University of Western Australia 2021
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