Thomas Sydenham


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English physician (1624-1689)

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Thomas Sydenham, according to Hanson, dismissed medical theory as found in books and instead recommended the reading of Don Quixote to those who would learn the trade of healers.
[1] Women's mental difficulties became aligned not with wandering wombs and inherently disordered female bodies but with the depressed social condition of eighteenth-century women--what Mary Wollstonecraft would term, in 1798, the "wrongs of woman." This transition is reflected, in part, in a selection of medical texts from the period (by physicians such as Thomas Sydenham, Bernard Mandeville, Richard Blackmore, Patrick Blair, and Robert Whytt), but it is most eloquently and comprehensively expressed in the poetry, fiction, and life writing of Anne Finch, Elizabeth Freke, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hester Thrale Piozzi, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
In the 18th century, Thomas Sydenham administered standardised laudanum tinctures safely.
Some held the miasmatic view, believing that the disease emanated from the earth; others concluded that it resulted from epidemic constitution--a phrase of Thomas Sydenham's coinage descriptive of changing environmental conditions, such as climate changes, or sudden variant influxes of novel influences.