By Lois N. Magner
A non-technical, jargon-free presentation of the background of drugs from palaeopathology to contemporary theories and practices of contemporary medication. It provides a wide-ranging evaluate of Western medication and an creation to the wealthy and sundry clinical traditions of the close to and much East.;This textual content stresses the key subject matters within the background of medication - putting the fashionable adventure in the framework of historic concerns - and it offers scientific heritage as a major a part of highbrow and social heritage, providing scholars with an exam of the sphere that encourages them to query sleek clinical assumptions. components which are much less widely used to scholars are highlighted, and case histories signify broader concerns and traits.
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Gevitz, Norman, and Tuchman, Arleen M. (1991). History of Medicine in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Report of a Survey of Colleges and Universities in the United States and Canada During 1990. American Association for the History of Medicine. Gillispie, Charles Coulston, ed. (19701980). Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 16 vols. New York: Scribner's. Greene, Rebecca, ed. (1988). History of Medicine. Trends in History Volume 4, Numbers 2/3. New York: The Institute for Research in History and The Haworth Press.
Achieving a degree of balance among themes and topics that will be satisfactory to historians in various specialties is essentially impossible. My preference is for themes of general interest rather than those which are of purely internal interest to specialists in the history of medicine. My general approach in teaching has been, if at all possible, to emphasize concepts in inverse proportion to student familiarity with a given topic. That is, students are well aware of modern medicine, bacteriology, Europe, America, cancer, heart disease.
London: Mansell. Whitrow, Magda, ed. (19711976). Isis Cumulative Bibliography: A Bibliography of the History of Science Formed from Isis Critical Bibliographies 190, 19131965. 3 volumes London: Mansell. Page xv Contents Foreword John Parascandola v Preface vii 1. Paleopathology and Paleomedicine 1 2. Medicine in Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia and Egypt 17 3. The Great Medical Traditions of India and China 37 4. Greco-Roman Medicine 63 5. The Middle Ages 99 6. Islamic Medicine 133 7. Medicine and the Renaissance 153 8.
A History of Medicine by Lois N. Magner