Scientific Revolution and Medicine, 1450-1700

Scientific Revolution and Medicine, 1450-1700

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.

The Scientific Revolution and Medicine: 1450-1700 traces notable events in medical and health science at a time when questioning religious doctrines, government practices, and the workings of the world led to the scientific method, a process of experimentation that was used to explore observations and answer questions. The book puts medical issues of the period into perspective and provides a focused understanding of the accomplishments of the time.

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 various medical discoveries were made and how those discoveries affected health care at the time.

The volume includes information on

advances in anatomy and surgery

the circulatory system

the development of the microscope

the impact of the "New World" on medicine and health care

midwifery

Paracelsus's influence on medicine

public health andsanitation

the rise of scurvy, smallpox, and syphilis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816072071
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Facts on File History of Medicine Series
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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