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Francisco González Crussí
Lovesickness

(La enfermedad del amor)

Commercial Non-Fiction / Literary Non-Fiction

  • Published: 01/04/2016
  • ISBN: 9786073143974
  • 200 pages

This book is a study of the medical opinions on obsessive erotic love throughout history: symptoms and diagnosis in classic antiquity; sex, melancholy and the wolf man in the Middle Ages; courtly love; black bile; love remedies and love as sickness. A fascinating study on how love has been considered throughout the history of medicine, using a historiographical analysis that offers a fresh, original perspective on a subject that is always of interest.

About the author

Francisco González Crussí has written and contributed to more than two hundred original articles in his area of expertise for medical journals, served as a member of the editorial board of many of them and was the editor of Pediatric Pathology for two years.