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A history of medicine

Author: Lois N Magner
Publisher: New York : M. Dekker, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lois N Magner
ISBN: 0824786734 9780824786731
OCLC Number: 25205903
Description: xvi, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Paleopathology and paleomedicine--
2. Medicine in ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia and Egypt--
3. The Great medical traditions of India and China--
4. Greco-Roman medicine--
5. The Middle Ages--
6. Islamic medicine--
7. Medicine and the Renaissance--
8. The Scientific revolution and the circulation of the blood--
9. Selected aspects of clinical and preventive medicine: from Sydenham to smallpox--
10. Childbed fever, midwifery, and obstetrics--
11. The Art and science of surgery--
12. The Germ theory of disease: medical microbiology--
13. Diagnostics and therapeutics.
Responsibility: Lois N. Magner.

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