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Gardner-Thorpe, Christopher

Works: 1 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 34 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: RS166, 615.2
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Most widely held works by Christopher Gardner-Thorpe
A history of geology and medicine ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The historical links between geology and medicine are surprisingly numerous and diverse. This, the first ever volume dedicated to the subject, contains contributions from an international authorship of geologists, historians and medical professionals. Rocks, minerals, fossils and earths have been used therapeutically since earliest times and details recorded on ancient papyri, clay tablets, medieval manuscripts and early published sources. Pumice was used to clean teeth, antimony to heal wounds, clays as antidotes to poison, gold to cure haemorrhoids and warts, and gem pastes to treat syphilis and the plague, while mineral springs preserved health. Geology was crucial in the development of public health. Medical men who made important contributions to geology include Steno, Worm, Parkinson, Bigsby, William Hunter, Jenner, John Hulke, Conan Doyle, Gorini and various Antarctic explorers
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.92 (from 0.92 for A history ... to 0.92 for A history ...)
Alternative Names
Thorpe, Christopher Gardner-
English (4)