The Western Medical Tradition (2 Volume Paperback Set)

The Western Medical Tradition (2 Volume Paperback Set)

by W. F. Bynum, Anne Hardy, Stephen Jacyna, Christopher Lawrence
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521678072

ISBN-13: 9780521678070

Pub. Date: 02/16/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This set comprises two paperback volumes. The first volume, The Western Medical Tradition, 800BC-1800AD, examines the system of medical ideas that went back to the Greeks of the eighth century BC, and played a major role in the understanding and treatment of health and disease. Its influence spread from the Aegean basin to the rest of the Mediterranean region, to

Overview

This set comprises two paperback volumes. The first volume, The Western Medical Tradition, 800BC-1800AD, examines the system of medical ideas that went back to the Greeks of the eighth century BC, and played a major role in the understanding and treatment of health and disease. Its influence spread from the Aegean basin to the rest of the Mediterranean region, to Europe, and then to European settlements overseas. The second volume, The Western Medical Tradition, 1800-2000, is a detailed and authoritative account, which describes the most important people, events, and transformations in 'Western' medicine, with explanations for why medicine developed as it did. It contains one of the first historical summaries of the development of medicine after WW II. It is an authoritative source of new information as well as a synthesis of the current state of knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521678070
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
970
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 2.95(d)

Table of Contents

The Western Medical Tradition, 800BC-1800AD: Introduction; 1. Medicine in the Greek world, 800-50BC; 2. Roman medicine, 250BC-200AD; 3. Medicine in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages; 4. The Arab-Islamic medical tradition; 5. Medicine in medieval western Europe, 1000-1500; 6. Medicine in early modern Europe, 1500-1700; 7. The eighteenth century; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index. The Western Medical Tradition, 1800-2000: 1. Medicine in transformation, 1800-50; 2. The rise of science in medicine, 1850-1913; 3. Continuity in crisis: medicine, 1914-45; 4. Medical enterprise and global response, 1945-2000.

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