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MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society


University Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine and Health before 1800

Philippa Carter is a historian of early modern Europe and the Atlantic world (c. 1400–1800), with particular interests in medicine, natural knowledge, belief, and the body. She is currently working on a book entitled Frenzy: Madness, Brain Disease and the Soul in Early Modern England. She is Associate Editor on the digital humanities project Reading Early Medicine.

Research interests

Early understandings of mental and physical illness; bodies and embodiment; mind/body relations; disability and visible difference; disease categorisation and diagnosis; the boundaries between natural philosophy, magic, and religion; sciences of the psyche.

Philippa Carter on the HPS Department website

Philippa Carter


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