Old World and New: Early Medical Care, 1700-1840

Old World and New: Early Medical Care, 1700-1840

by Kate Kelly
     
 

The History of Medicine is a six-volume chronological account of the development of biology and chemistry and the economic and policy issues associated with public health. The interdisciplinary set begins with an exploration of the medical practices of early humans and concludes with a volume presenting readers with the vital information they need to answer

Overview

The History of Medicine is a six-volume chronological account of the development of biology and chemistry and the economic and policy issues associated with public health. The interdisciplinary set begins with an exploration of the medical practices of early humans and concludes with a volume presenting readers with the vital information they need to answer questions concerning the future, from understanding personal risks associated with certain diseases to the ethical questions concerning organ transplants and the preservation of life.

Old World and New: Early Medical Care, 1700-1840 discusses the concerns and advances in medicine that occurred during the Enlightenment, a time of significant progress in specific scientific fields. The book puts medical issues of the period into perspective and focuses on the unique accomplishments of the time, such as the scientific documentation of the anatomy. Though physicians of the period did not yet know the cause of disease, theirs was the hope that scientific knowledge would continue to grow so rapidly that disease would be eradicated.

The volume includes information on

advancements in surgery

digesticin and respiration

early American medical care

the importance of public health

midwifery

military medicine

popular healing methods

smallpox, typhus, and yellow fever

The book contains more than 40 color photographs and line illustrations, sidebars, a translation of the Hippocratic Oath, a chronology, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. The History of Medicine is essential for high school students, teachers, and general readers who wish to learn about how and when variousmedical discoveries were made and how those discoveries affected health care at the time.

The History of Medicine Set

Medicine Becomes a Science

Medicine Today

The Middle Ages

Old World and New

The Scientific Revolution and Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816072088
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Facts on File History of Medicine Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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