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Medicine in the Crusades : warfare, wounds, and the medieval surgeon

Author: Piers D Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first book to be published on any aspect of medicine in the crusades. It will be of interest not only to scholars of crusades specifically, but also to scholars of medieval Europe, the Byzantine world and the Islamic world. Focusing on injuries and their surgical treatment, Piers Mitchell considers medical practitioners, hospitals on battlefields and in towns, torture and mutilation, emergency and
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Piers D Mitchell
ISBN: 052184455X 9780521844550
OCLC Number: 63763398
Description: ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Medical practitioners in the Frankish states --
2. Hospitals on the battlefield and in the towns --
3. Archaeological evidence for trauma and surgery in the medieval period --
4. Torture and mutilation --
5. Injuries and their treatment --
6. The practice of elective surgery and bloodletting --
7. Exchange of medical knowledge with the crusades --
8. Frankish medical legislation --
Frankish medical licensing and negligence regulations from the Livre des Assises de la Cour des Bourgeois.
Responsibility: by Piers D. Mitchell.
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Presents a detailed description of medieval medical treatments available during the Crusades.  Read more...

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'... this remarkable pioneering monograph ... fused with occasionally unknown literary and historical texts (Vivian Nutton's translation of the Frankish Medical Licensing and Negligence Regulations Read more...

 
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