Dictionary of Medical Biography, Volume Two

Dictionary of Medical Biography, Volume Two

by William F. Bynum, Helen Bynum
     
 

Treating and preventing disease has always been one of the most important tasks in a society, and that task ultimately falls to one of the most respected and admired figures in any culture—the healer. This respect is understandable —medical practitioners ease pain, prolong life, and prevent diseases, making them among the most important figures in the daily… See more details below

Overview

Treating and preventing disease has always been one of the most important tasks in a society, and that task ultimately falls to one of the most respected and admired figures in any culture—the healer. This respect is understandable —medical practitioners ease pain, prolong life, and prevent diseases, making them among the most important figures in the daily lives of people everywhere. The Dictionary of Medical Biography provides authoritative biographical coverage of major medical practitioners in all times and cultures. While its emphasis is on practitioners within the Western medical tradition, it also covers practitioners of alternative medicines, as well as major figures within traditional Chinese, Indian, and Islamic medicine. In addition, special essays survey these medical traditions, which are more difficult to appreciate within a biographical framework. Overall, the Dictionary of Medical Biography concentrates on the nuances of medical practice, and the social context within which ideas of health, disease, and therapy exist.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313328794
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
1415

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >