Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History / Edition 1

Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History / Edition 1

by Robert H Dunlop, David J. Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801632099

ISBN-13: 9780801632099

Pub. Date: 07/01/1995

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History is a comprehensive historical work focusing on three primary themes: the evolution of veterinary medicine, the role of animals throughout recorded history, and the unique human-animal bond. Largely organized by world regions, this book also includes chapters on specific time periods such as the Dark Ages and

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Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History is a comprehensive historical work focusing on three primary themes: the evolution of veterinary medicine, the role of animals throughout recorded history, and the unique human-animal bond. Largely organized by world regions, this book also includes chapters on specific time periods such as the Dark Ages and Renaissance, which heralded important strides in the development of veterinary medicine. This beautiful, illustrated account of the rich heritage of veterinary medicine includes 500 art pieces in a variety of media, approximately half in full color.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801632099
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
863,607
Product dimensions:
9.43(w) x 12.15(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Large Animals Fascinate Paleolithic Artists1
2Transition From Hunting to Herding and Farming15
3Domestication of Animals35
4Mesopotamia: First to Depict Animal Doctors53
5Animal Care in Ancient Egypt63
6Roots of Veterinary Medicine in East Asia79
7Animal Use and Veterinary Origins in South Asia111
8Ancient Greeks: Intellectual Founders of the Health Professions135
9Animal Doctors in Ancient Rome155
10The Byzantine Empire: A Veterinary High Point177
11Arabian Medical and Veterinary Progress187
12Animals in the Dark Ages: Europe's Gestation Period203
13Equine and Canine Medicine in Medieval Europe223
14Renaissance in Medical Science: Italian Roots237
15Marshals, Horse Doctors, Cow Leeches, and Authors261
16Logic in the Control of Plagues and the Understanding of Diseases277
17Toward a Scientific Basis for Comparative Medicine291
18The Launching of European Veterinary Education319
19An Increasing Demand for Veterinary Schools333
20Livestock Improvement by Animal Breeders351
21Some Animal Plagues Unmasked377
22The Heyday of Pathogenic Bacteriology and the Discovery of Viruses395
23Boosting the Host's Defenses: The Development of Immunological Products407
24Intractable Vector-Borne Hemoprotozoal Parasitic Diseases425
25Horse-Doctoring in the Nineteenth Century: The Special Contribution of Edward Mayhew435
26Care of Animals Used in Transport, War, and Sport459
27Darwin's Natural Selection and Mendel's Fractional Inheritance489
28Early Veterinary Contributions to Biomedical Science517
29Livestock Production Enhanced by Veterinary Specialists545
30Veterinary Roles in Human and Ecosystem Health573
31Companion Animal Medicine595
32Bioethics, Animal Experimentation, and Sentience619
33Evolving Veterinary Careers: A Spectrum of Opportunity643

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