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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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Anna of Saxony and Her Medical “Handiwork”

Anna of Saxony and Her Medical “Handiwork”

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4 (p.128) Anna of Saxony and Her Medical “Handiwork”
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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/9780226925394.003.0005

This chapter examines the medical practice of Anna of Saxony, focusing on the domestic and experimental traditions at the German courts. Her practice was a learning process, for she was considered as part of a popular interest in hands-on manipulations of nature. Her focus on the handiwork and her modification of both medical equipment and recipes reflects other experimental endeavors at court.

Keywords:   Anna of Saxony, German courts, hands-on manipulation, nature, medical equipment, recipes, experimental endeavors

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