Health Care in the Renaissance

Donatella Lippi


Health care undergoes a deep transformation between XIVth and XVIth century; in the states of Central and Northern Italy very advanced health practiced and magistratures are established, to face recurring pandemias of Black Death. In the same time, charitable institutions of medioeval tradition lose the role of generica assistance, to assume treatment of infirmi, with an ever - growing specialization. Author examines particularly the situation in Tuscany and in Florence, considering the evolution of health care in the Renaissance. 


Key words: Health care - Renaissance 


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