Studies of Forman and Napier
For introductory biographical information, see our pages on Forman and Napier.
Kassell, Lauren (1999) ‘How to Read Simon Forman’s Casebooks: Medicine, Astrology and Gender in Elizabethan London’, Social History of Medicine, 12: 3–18.
Kassell, Lauren (2005) Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London: Simon Forman, Astrologer, Alchemist, and Physician, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Kassell, Lauren (2011) ‘Simon Forman: The Astrologer’s Tables’, History Today, 61 (issue 9): 18–25.
MacDonald, Michael (1981) Mystical Bedlam: Madness, Anxiety, and Healing in Seventeenth-Century England, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Rowse, A. L. (1974) Simon Forman: Sex and Society in Shakespeare’s Age, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Sawyer, Ronald (1986) ‘Patients, Healers and Disease in the Southeast Midlands, 1597–1634’, PhD thesis, University of Wisconsin.
Traister, Barbara (1989) ‘Medicine and Astrology in Elizabethan England: The Case of Simon Forman’, Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, II: 279–97.
Traister, Barbara (2001) The Notorious Astrological Physician of London: Works and Days of Simon Forman, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Readings on the patient in history
Armstrong, David (1984) ‘The Patient’s View’, Social Science and Medicine, 18: 737–44.
Beier, Lucinda McCray (1987) Sufferers and Healers: The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England, London: Routledge.
Churchill, Wendy (2012) Female Patients in Early Modern Britain: Gender, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.
Condrau, Flurin (2007) ‘The Patient’s View Meets the Clinical Gaze’, Social History of Medicine, 20: 525–40.
Davis, Gayle (2008) “The Cruel Madness of Love”: Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland, 1880–1930, Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi.
Duden, Barbara (1991 ) The Woman Beneath the Skin: A Doctor’s Patients in Eighteenth-Century Germany, trans. Thomas Dunlap, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Fissell, Mary (1991) ‘The Disappearance of the Patient’s Narrative and the Invention of Hospital Medicine’, in Andrew Wear and Roger French (eds), British Medicine in an Age of Reform, London: Routledge: 92–109.
Jewson, N. D. (1976) ‘The Disappearance of the Sick-Man from Medical Cosmology, 1770–1870,’ Sociology, 10: 225–244.
Porter, Dorothy and Roy Porter (1989), Patient’s Progress: Doctors and Doctoring in Eighteenth-Century England, Oxford: Polity Press.
Porter, Roy (1985) ‘The Patient’s View: Doing Medical History from Below’, Theory and Society, 14: 175–98.
Porter, Roy (1992) ‘The Patient in England, c. 1660–c. 1800’, in Medicine in Society, ed. Andrew Wear, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 91–118.
Smith, Lisa Wynne (2011) ‘Secrets of Place: The Medical Casebooks of Vivant-Augustin Ganiare’, in Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500–1800, ed. Elaine Leong and Alisha Rankin, Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate: 213–31.
Stolberg, Michael (2011 ) Experiencing Illness and the Sick Body in Early Modern Europe, trans. Leonhard Unglaub and Logan Kennedy, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Stowe, Steven M. (2004) Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-nineteenth Century, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
Weisser, Olivia (2009) ‘Boils, Pushes and Wheals: Reading Bumps on the Body in Early Modern England’, Social History of Medicine, 22: 321–39.