From Medicine Man to Doctor: The Story of the Science of Healing [NOOK Book]

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Compelling and informative, this overview of medical history offers fascinating facts and anecdotes from around the world in its chronicles of the development of obstetrical methods, anesthesia, surgery, drugs, and other landmarks in the science of healing, and its investigations of faith healing, occult practices, and herb doctors. 131 black-and-white illustrations. 16 plates.
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From Medicine Man to Doctor: The Story of the Science of Healing

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Overview


Compelling and informative, this overview of medical history offers fascinating facts and anecdotes from around the world in its chronicles of the development of obstetrical methods, anesthesia, surgery, drugs, and other landmarks in the science of healing, and its investigations of faith healing, occult practices, and herb doctors. 131 black-and-white illustrations. 16 plates.
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The healer always has been a staple of all societies. Haggard's 1929 survey traces the history of doctoring from its mystic roots in ancient cultures to the 20th century. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486147703
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • File size: 25 MB
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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Conquest of Death at Birth
Part 2 The Story of Anesthesia
Part 3 The Progress of Surgery
Part 4 The Passing of Plague and Pestilence
Part 5 The Healing Art
Part 6 Medicine Through the Ages
Index 397
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