This article explores the presence of words related to the body and medicine in Johnson’s Dictionary and proves that as to physick – actually the word medicine indicated remedies rather than the discipline – it was encyclopaedic but not prescriptive.It considers medicine from a cultural point of view rather than biographical in order to set the technicalities of the lexicon and the discipline into a broader intellectual perspective. It focuses exclusively on the Dictionary to discuss ideas about science and the need for order, recognition and classification which lexicography shares with it.
|Title of host publication||Textus|
|Editors||GIOVANNI IAMARTINO, Robert Jr DeMaria|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- Early modern
- History of medicine