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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.

The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Victor E. Valli, DVM, MSc, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This first edition work has no real parallel, although in quality and content, it is like "the healing hand, man, and wound in the ancient world" by Guido Majno. This sturdily constructed book is profusely illustrated with color figures. A foreword by Dean Franklin Loew aptly describes the book as a "whale of an achievement."
Purpose: The goals are to provide information on the roots, genesis, and development of the veterinary profession for students of this profession and to educate all others who have a special interest in this area through ownership or caring for animals. These are worthy goals that are addressed with a sincere respect for the sanctity of animal life and the recognition of the special relationship between humans and animals that began in antiquity.
Audience: The book is written for students of veterinary medicine, who should find the book fascinating if they ever have time to read it. The book should be read by veterinary educators who could enliven and liberalize their teaching with it. For those who love books as well as animals, this work is a rare treasure. The approach to the history of veterinary medicine is as authoritative and encyclopedic as it is possible to achieve in single text. The work is not only informative in presenting a written record but also contains some original and interesting insights.
Features: The book first deals with prehistory and animal cave art through domestication of animals and the roots of the profession in ancient civilizations. It then moves through the Dark Ages and the the cattle plagues that lead to the development of formal veterinary education. It discusses the development of medicine in the broad sense in the modern era, defining the contributions of veterinary medicine to current knowledge. The book is catholic in its approach and global in its perspective.
Assessment: The book belongs in veterinary libraries and, because their various disciplines have their roots in the history of the profession, the book will appeal to academicians and practitioners alike. In terms of its quality and the importance of animals for both food and companions, the book has broad application and should serve to provide information and pleasure for nonprofessionals who own or care for animals. The authors are distinguished in their fields, and the book represents a unique collaboration between a veterinary educator and a medical illustrator with an interest in the history of art in medicine.
Victor E.O. Valli
This first edition work has no real parallel, although in quality and content, it is like the healing hand, man, and wound in the ancient world by Guido Majno. This sturdily constructed book is profusely illustrated with color figures. A foreword by Dean Franklin Loew aptly describes the book as a whale of an achievement. The goals are to provide information on the roots, genesis, and development of the veterinary profession for students of this profession and to educate all others who have a special interest in this area through ownership or caring for animals. These are worthy goals that are addressed with a sincere respect for the sanctity of animal life and the recognition of the special relationship between humans and animals that began in antiquity. The book is written for students of veterinary medicine, who should find the book fascinating if they ever have time to read it. The book should be read by veterinary educators who could enliven and liberalize their teaching with it. For those who love books as well as animals, this work is a rare treasure. The approach to the history of veterinary medicine is as authoritative and encyclopedic as it is possible to achieve in single text. The work is not only informative in presenting a written record but also contains some original and interesting insights. The book first deals with prehistory and animal cave art through domestication of animals and the roots of the profession in ancient civilizations. It then moves through the Dark Ages and the the cattle plagues that lead to the development of formal veterinary education. It discusses the development of medicine in the broad sense in the modern era, defining the contributions ofveterinary medicine to current knowledge. The book is catholic in its approach and global in its perspective. The book belongs in veterinary libraries and, because their various disciplines have their roots in the history of the profession, the book will appeal to academicians and practitioners alike. In terms of its quality and the importance of animals for both food and companions, the book has broad application and should serve to provide information and pleasure for nonprofessionals who own or care for animals. The authors are distinguished in their fields, and the book represents a unique collaboration between a veterinary educator and a medical illustrator with an interest in the history of art in medicine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801632099
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 9.43 (w) x 12.15 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Member, Association of Medical Illustrators, Associate Professor of Medical Art, Associate Director of Medical Illustration and Communications, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue, University

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Table of Contents

1 Large Animals Fascinate Paleolithic Artists 1
2 Transition From Hunting to Herding and Farming 15
3 Domestication of Animals 35
4 Mesopotamia: First to Depict Animal Doctors 53
5 Animal Care in Ancient Egypt 63
6 Roots of Veterinary Medicine in East Asia 79
7 Animal Use and Veterinary Origins in South Asia 111
8 Ancient Greeks: Intellectual Founders of the Health Professions 135
9 Animal Doctors in Ancient Rome 155
10 The Byzantine Empire: A Veterinary High Point 177
11 Arabian Medical and Veterinary Progress 187
12 Animals in the Dark Ages: Europe's Gestation Period 203
13 Equine and Canine Medicine in Medieval Europe 223
14 Renaissance in Medical Science: Italian Roots 237
15 Marshals, Horse Doctors, Cow Leeches, and Authors 261
16 Logic in the Control of Plagues and the Understanding of Diseases 277
17 Toward a Scientific Basis for Comparative Medicine 291
18 The Launching of European Veterinary Education 319
19 An Increasing Demand for Veterinary Schools 333
20 Livestock Improvement by Animal Breeders 351
21 Some Animal Plagues Unmasked 377
22 The Heyday of Pathogenic Bacteriology and the Discovery of Viruses 395
23 Boosting the Host's Defenses: The Development of Immunological Products 407
24 Intractable Vector-Borne Hemoprotozoal Parasitic Diseases 425
25 Horse-Doctoring in the Nineteenth Century: The Special Contribution of Edward Mayhew 435
26 Care of Animals Used in Transport, War, and Sport 459
27 Darwin's Natural Selection and Mendel's Fractional Inheritance 489
28 Early Veterinary Contributions to Biomedical Science 517
29 Livestock Production Enhanced by Veterinary Specialists 545
30 Veterinary Roles in Human and Ecosystem Health 573
31 Companion Animal Medicine 595
32 Bioethics, Animal Experimentation, and Sentience 619
33 Evolving Veterinary Careers: A Spectrum of Opportunity 643
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