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dc.contributor.authorKassell, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-04T15:26:35Z
dc.date.available2015-11-04T15:26:35Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-01
dc.identifier.citationThe Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities 2015.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252514
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Edinburgh University Press via https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-edinburgh-companion-to-the-critical-medical-humanities.htmlen
dc.description.abstractThis chapter is about what happens when historians use digital technologies to understand paper technologies. It is prompted by my work on one of the largest surviving sets of medical records in history, the casebooks of two early modern English astrologers. While the medical encounter has become a defining moment in medical humanities, historians of medicine have a longer tradition of using casebooks, observations and other forms of medical records to write histories that foreground the patient. These documents were produced through conventions of observing, remembering, recording and retaining records of cases. They are rich in quantitative data and qualitative description, in data and voice, and digital analysis allows us to navigate and analyze them, especially through visualization techniques. Yet, I argue, just as what constitutes a medical record needs to be historically, critically assessed, so we need to reflect on what it means to render these paper documents into a digital form.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWork towards this chapter was supported by the Wellcome Trust through a Programme Grant for the Casebooks Project [090619] and a Strategic Award on Generation to Reproduction [088708].en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEdinburgh University Pressen
dc.subjectmedical recordsen
dc.subjectcasebooksen
dc.subjectpatientsen
dc.subjectmedical encounteren
dc.subjectdigital humanitiesen
dc.subjectdata visualizationen
dc.titlePaper Technologies, Digital Technologies: Working with Early Modern Medical Recordsen
dc.typeBook or Book Chapteren
dc.type.versionaccepted versionen
prism.endingPage135
prism.publicationDate2015
prism.publicationNameThe Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities
prism.startingPage120
dc.rioxxterms.funderWellcome Trust
dc.rioxxterms.projectid090619
dc.rioxxterms.projectid088708
dc.publisher.urlhttps://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-edinburgh-companion-to-the-critical-medical-humanities.html
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-06-01


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