The Cambridge History of Medicine

The Cambridge History of Medicine

by Roy Porter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521682894

ISBN-13: 9780521682893

Pub. Date: 06/05/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge History of Medicine, first published in 2006, surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, while at the same time engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have beset and

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The Cambridge History of Medicine, first published in 2006, surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, while at the same time engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have beset and characterized medical progress. The authors weave a narrative that connects disease, doctors, primary care, surgery, the rise of hospitals, drug treatment and pharmacology, mental illness and psychiatry. This volume emphasizes the crucial developments of the past 150 years, but also examines classical, medieval, and Islamic and East Asian medicine. Authoritative and accessible, The Cambridge History of Medicine is for readers wanting a lively and informative introduction to medical history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521682893
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/05/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
414
Sales rank:
571,207
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

1True history of disease10
2The rise of medicine46
3What is disease?71
4Primary care103
5Medical science136
6Hospitals and surgery176
7Drug treatment and the rise of pharmacology211
8Mental illness238
9Medicine, society, and the state260
10Looking to the future (1996)298

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