Medicine: A History of Healing: Ancient Traditions to Modern Practices

Medicine: A History of Healing: Ancient Traditions to Modern Practices

by Roy Porter
     
 

The Figure of the Healer occupies a central position in the history of humankind. But how have therapeutic practices changed and developed over time, and what sort of role did the healer fulfill in other cultures and in times gone by? The journey from the quasi-religious rituals of the tribal shaman to today's high-tech computer-based diagnostic techniques is a long… See more details below

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The Figure of the Healer occupies a central position in the history of humankind. But how have therapeutic practices changed and developed over time, and what sort of role did the healer fulfill in other cultures and in times gone by? The journey from the quasi-religious rituals of the tribal shaman to today's high-tech computer-based diagnostic techniques is a long one. How did the story evolve? This beautifully illustrated book provides the fascinating answers to questions such as these.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569247082
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/23/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
10.12(w) x 11.11(h) x 0.58(d)

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