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La médecine dans les marges

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In the practise of medieval medicine the existence of legal, moral, ideological, religious of professional parameters which, without regulating the practice or policy, gave them a framework and a form of ethics. This chapter shows various circumstances that could push practitioners, scholars in the margins. Despite many years Bernard de Gordon had dedicated to teaching, he never assumed administrative duties. The case of Gaucelm Gracie is a typical case of unlawful practice of medicine in a university town. Equally, medieval medicine by the same attempt of legitimization gradually entered the scientific sphere by claiming the principles and universal laws. Even by avoiding deterministic thought or teleological vision, it is necessary to say that rare are these marginal sciences which are able, of right, to postulate for the status of protoscience. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: marginal sciences; medieval medicine; practitioners; scholars; universal laws



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