The Western Medical Tradition: 800 BC to AD 1800

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Written by members of the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, the world's leading centre for the history of medicine, this book surveys the Western medical tradition in all its aspects from the Greeks until 1800 AD, and in its transformations and transplantations into the world of Islam and the Americas. As well as describing the diseases, medical theories, and medical therapies of the past, it places them in a wide social context, and discusses religious and alternative ...
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Written by members of the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, the world's leading centre for the history of medicine, this book surveys the Western medical tradition in all its aspects from the Greeks until 1800 AD, and in its transformations and transplantations into the world of Islam and the Americas. As well as describing the diseases, medical theories, and medical therapies of the past, it places them in a wide social context, and discusses religious and alternative healing as well as major advances in medicine, surgery. and pharmacology. It includes the accounts of patients as well as of their healers, the pains of childbirth and the preparations for death. Although major figures are covered in detail, this is not a history of great men and great moments in medicine, but an attempt to understand the limitations as well as the triumphs of medicine in pre-modern society. The very latest findings of medical historians are here presented in a lively form accessible to all who are interested in the formation of modern ideas on health and healing. The book provides essential reading as a new synthesis for all students of the history of medicine.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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"The Western Medical Tradition is a beautifully produced book....It should not, however, be regarded as a book only for doctors and medical students, for it would sit just as easily on the shelves of anyone with an interest in health and disease." The Lancet

"...probably the best and most authoritative social history of Western medicine available in one volume." Gary B. Ferngren, New England Journal of Medicine

"...the lively presentation, a style that rescues each subject from cliche while it places the history of medicine in a wide social context, one that includes alternative healing, the complicated relationship between religion and medicine, the development of hospitals and medical schools, and an account of how doctors tracked the authentic but hidden world of disease as biological pathology. I highly recommend this book for all physician-philosophers and medical libraries." Alan T. Marty, Jounal of the American Medical Association

"...authoritative, up-to-date, and broad-minded survey....The Western Medical Tradition will no doubt leave its mark on the study and on the teaching of the discipline at universities." Joseph Shatzmiller, Journal of the History of Medicine

"Far more than a historical treatise, this is an interpretive text to broaden the horizons of any serious student of the history of medicine." G. Eknoyan, Choice

"The emphasis on detail may make this text a difficlut one for undergraduates but extremely rewarding..." Alexandra M. Lord, Historical Studies in the Physical Biological Sciences

"...a treasure..." The Historian

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521381352
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Pages: 570
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

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Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Medicine in the Greek world, 800-50 BC 11
2 Roman medicine, 250 BC to AD 200 39
3 Medicine in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages 71
4 The Arab-Islamic medical tradition 93
5 Medicine in Medieval Western Europe, 1000-1500 139
6 Medicine in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700 215
7 The Eighteenth Century 371
8 Conclusion 477
Bibliography for chapters 1-7 495
General bibliography 511
Index 518
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