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Panaceia's DaughtersNoblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany$
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Alisha Rankin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226925387

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226925394.001.0001

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Dorothea of Mansfeld: A Mirror and Example for Rich and Poor

Dorothea of Mansfeld: A Mirror and Example for Rich and Poor

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3 (p.93) Dorothea of Mansfeld: A Mirror and Example for Rich and Poor
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Panaceia's Daughters
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Alisha Rankin

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226925394.003.0004

This chapter discusses the life and experiences of Dorothea of Mansfeld. She was considered to be one of the best healing practitioner in German court culture. This chapter presents the link between medical practice, charitable giving, and court patronage. It highlights how Dorothea benefited from the pious reputation and fame for her healing acts. It also tackles how she used her reputation to her own advantage by writing about her healing.

Keywords:   Dorothea Mansfeld, medical practice, charitable giving, German court culture, healing acts

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