The Decline of Therapeutic Bloodletting and the Collapse of Traditional Medicine

The Decline of Therapeutic Bloodletting and the Collapse of Traditional Medicine

by K. Codell Carter
     
 

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Bloodletting was prominent in early nineteenth-century Europe and its origins can be traced back to ancient Greek and Roman physicians. Once practiced in virtually every part of the ancient world, K. Codell Carter explains why the practice was abruptly discontinued, noting that the rise of modern medicine required not just a change in how disease and causation were

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Bloodletting was prominent in early nineteenth-century Europe and its origins can be traced back to ancient Greek and Roman physicians. Once practiced in virtually every part of the ancient world, K. Codell Carter explains why the practice was abruptly discontinued, noting that the rise of modern medicine required not just a change in how disease and causation were conceived, but also a change in the role of medicine in society.

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ISBN-13:
9781412846295
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
169
File size:
0 MB

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