The Role of Emotions in Healing.

Dear Historians of Emotions,

A new free paper is now available to download, titled Plant Series, No. 8. MS408, Paris quadrifolia. The paper reveals some remarkable historic information about the use of the plant's toxins for treating conditions, diseases and infections. The plant also had religious significance due to its physical appearance, so it was believed to possess godly powers. These papers provide a good deal of information about human emotional interaction with medicine during the Medieval, when belief played a pivotal role. 

Call for Papers: Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Medical Humanities

The editors are inviting scholars of medical humanities to participate in the The Encyclopaedia of Health Humanities to be published by Springer Nature (under the imprint of Palgrave Macmillan). This will be the first reference volume of the health humanities of its kind. Entries are sought with a lower limit of approximately 500-1,000 words and an upper limit of no more than 10,000 words.

Series Paper, No. 2.

Dear Death Network,

The second paper in the Plant Series of translations from an Italian Manuscript is now freely available to download: 

The 130 illustrated medicinal plants all originate from the environs and borderlands of the Mediterranean Basin. The papers may be of interest to those studying botany, herbal medicines, beliefs about death and abortion, linguistics, writing systems, illustration and Medieval culture in general.

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