The paper analyses the documents still extant concerning two Italian irregular practitioners who worked in London from the mid-seventeenth century. The analysis is carried out by comparing the handbills issued by the two Salvator Winter (father and son) and the ‘materia medica’ pamphlets of Winter Sr. In detail it looks for the permanence and/or development of medical terminology in the course of about fifty years, in order to verify any possible advancement in medical knowledge over this time. It also considers the fame achieved by Salvator Winter Sr. on the basis of mentions of his name and activities in contemporary literature.

‘Family Sayings’: Two Generations of Italian Quack Doctors in 17h-Century London

MULLINI, ROBERTA
2014-01-01

Abstract

The paper analyses the documents still extant concerning two Italian irregular practitioners who worked in London from the mid-seventeenth century. The analysis is carried out by comparing the handbills issued by the two Salvator Winter (father and son) and the ‘materia medica’ pamphlets of Winter Sr. In detail it looks for the permanence and/or development of medical terminology in the course of about fifty years, in order to verify any possible advancement in medical knowledge over this time. It also considers the fame achieved by Salvator Winter Sr. on the basis of mentions of his name and activities in contemporary literature.
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