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Cattle, priests, and progress in medicine

Author: Calvin W Schwabe
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1978.
Series: Wesley W. Spink lectures on comparative medicine, v. 4.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Calvin W Schwabe
ISBN: 0816608253 9780816608256
OCLC Number: 3835386
Description: xiii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. How man first learned to heal : The evolution of animal cultures ; The great importance of cattle in the early history of man ; The preeminence of cattle in the prehistoric Nile Valley ; Cattle-centered societies of Northeastern Africa today ; Interactions of Black Nilotes and the Ancient Egyptians --
2. The comparative healers of Ancient Egypt : The oldest medical textbook ; The Egyptian priest-healer ; Lay healers of Ancient Egypt ; The state of the comparative medical art in Egypt ; The economic and religious importance of animals in Egyptian life ; Hathor, the Earth Mother, and the Great Bull Gods ; The gods and medicine ; Medicine in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia compared --
3. Comparative biology: the Greek idea : Changing religious beliefs about animals and progress in medicine ; The comparative foundations of Greek medicine ; The Arabic contribution ; Sicily and the beginnings of modern medicine ; Other developments through the Renaissance ; Species specialization in early medical practice --
4. The importance of veterinary research to human health : Animal medicine in modern times ; The founding of veterinary schools and research progress ; The nineteenth century veterinary physicians ; Contributions of the first veterinary professors ; The germinal role of the new veterinary services in government ; Human health implications of clinical research findings by veterinarians --
5. Toward a truly comparative medicine : Is further animal research necessary to human health? ; Education for medical research ; Medical research training during the past century ; Research training at the level of the professional health science degree ; Education for research in schools of veterinary medicine ; A possible curriculum to prepare medical research scientists ; Support required from the medical establishment.
Series Title: Wesley W. Spink lectures on comparative medicine, v. 4.
Responsibility: Calvin W. Schwabe.

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