The History of Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448872282
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: The History of Science
  • Pages: 208
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Short Lives and the Long Art 6

Chapter 1 "What a Piece of Work Is a Man" 10

On Balance

Discovering the Body's Secrets

William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood A Mechanistic Model

Chemical Reactions

The Brain in Control

Chapter 2 Models of Disease 46

Supernatural Agency

"Bad Air"

Agents of Disease

The Black Death: Reprise Viruses: Tiny Villains

What's Eating You?

Magic Mushrooms?

Disease on the Brain Passing It On

Chemical Imbalances

Vital Chemicals: Vitamins

Hormones: Diabetes Mellitus Enzymes: Getting Things Going

Diseases of Excess

The Body Turns Against Itself

All Change

Chapter 3 Diagnosis 84

What's the Problem?

In the Hands of the Gods

Signs and Symptoms Tricks and Tools of the Trade

The Body's Secret Sounds

Pumping Blood Hot and Cold

Looking Within

Man and Machine

Chapter 4 Treatment 100

Beyond Human Powers

Restoring the Balance

Blood Will Out

Purging Nature's Pharmacopeia

From Apothecaries to Pharmacists

Leaving Well Alone Nothing Will Come of Nothing?

Curing Like With Like

More Harm Than Good?

Chapter 5 Under the Knife 128

Early Surgery

Tools of the Trade

Doctors vs. Surgeons

Mummies and Medics Indian Surgery

Classical Surgeons

Surgery in the Arab World Monks, Surgeons, and Barber-Surgeons

Surgeons and Soldiers

All At Sea The Business of Surgery

Finishing Off

The Watershed

Antisepsis Remaking the Body

Surgery Comes of Age

Chapter 6 The Long Art 170

Deities and Doctors

The Mighty Fallen

Before Man and God

Fellow Feeling The Art is Long…


The Rise of Nursing

High-Tech Hospitals Medical Research

Medical Ethics

Writing Tomorrow's History

Glossary 204

For Further Reading 205

Index 206

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