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Religion

R. Porter, Disease, Medicine and Society in England, 1550-1860 (1987); M. Macdonald, Mystical Bedlam: Madness, Anxiety and Healing in SeventeenthCentury England (1981); Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham, eds, Religio Medico: Medicine and Religion in Seventeenth-Century England (1996), a collection of essays dealing with the impact of religion on the practice of medicine; Mary J. Dobson, Contours of Death and Disease in Early Modern England (1997), a study of mortality and the nature of disease in Essex, Kent and Sussex, 16001800; and Benjamin Woolley, The Herbalist: Nicholas Culpeper and the Fight for Medical Freedom (2004), a spellbinding account of the struggles of a medical rebel in the mid-seventeenth century.