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Author(s): William Bynum
Book Pages: 169 - Publish Date: 2008-07-31 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Description: This Very Short Introduction explores the history of Western medicine, examining the key turning points, discoveries, and controversies in its rich history from classical times to the present.
Author(s): Lois N. Magner
Book Pages: 400 - Publish Date: 1992-03-17 - Publisher: CRC Press
Description: A non-technical, jargon-free presentation of the history of medicine from palaeopathology to recent theories and practices of modern medicine. It gives a wide-ranging overview of Western medicine and an introduction to the rich and varied medical traditions of the Near and Far East.;This text stresses the major themes in the history of medicine - placing the modern experience within the framework ...
Author(s): Roy Porter
Book Pages: 408 - Publish Date: 2006-06-05 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Description: The Cambridge History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this 2006 volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have characterized medical progress.
Author(s): Henry E. Sigerist
Book Pages: 352 - Publish Date: 1987 - Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
Description: Volume II details the development of medicine among the early Indo-European peoples - Greeks, Indians, and Persians. The Indo-Europeans were the first to use empirical knowledge to develop philosophical systems of medicine which looked beyond the sick man for universal laws. This volume examines the Greek rational systems which are the foundations of modern science, and the similar Near Eastern approaches, which had an additional mystic component better suited for handling mental and spiritual problems.
Author(s): Roy Porter
Book Pages: 400 - Publish Date: 2001-07-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Description: An authoritative and accessible illustrated introduction to medical history.
Author(s): Plinio Prioreschi
Book Pages: 587 - Publish Date: 1996 - Publisher: Unknown
Description: None
Author(s): Plinio Prioreschi
Book Pages: 822 - Publish Date: 1998-01-01 - Publisher: Unknown
Description: None
Author(s): Jacalyn Duffin
Book Pages: 480 - Publish Date: 2016-10-27 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Description: Jacalyn Duffin's History of Medicine has for ten years been one of the leading texts used to teach medical and nursing students the history of their profession. It has also been widely used in history courses and by general readers. An accessible overview of medical history, this new edition is greatly expanded, including more information on medicine in the United States, Great Britain, and in oth...
Book Pages: 1816 - Publish Date: 2013-06-20 - Publisher: Routledge
Description: This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with contemporary interpretations and historiographical debate. Special Features * Comprehensive: 72 substa...
Book Pages: 272 - Publish Date: 2008-11-11 - Publisher: Modern Library
Description: In this lively, learned, and wholly engrossing volume, F. González-Crussi presents a brief yet authoritative five-hundred-year history of the science, the philosophy, and the controversies of modern medicine. While this illuminating work mainly explores Western medicine over the past five centuries, González-Crussi also describes how modern medicine’s roots extend to both Greco-Roman antiquity...