The History of Medicine

The History of Medicine

by Lizabeth Hardman


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The World History series examines the eras, events, civilizations, and movements that have shaped human history, providing readers with insight into the past and its many legacies. Vivid writing, full-color photographs and extensive use of fully cited primary and secondary source quotations provide a sense of immediacy. Sidebars, time lines, indexes, and annotated bibliographies, which appear in every volume, offer a wealth of additional information as well as provide launching points for further discussion and study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420506716
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/30/2011
Series: Lucent World History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Important Dates in the History of Medicine 8

Introduction: From Shaman to Surgeon 10

Chapter 1 The Beginning: Primitive and Ancient Medicine 14

Chapter 2 Greek and Roman Medicine 29

Chapter 3 Medicine in the Middle Ages 43

Chapter 4 Medical Awakening: The Renaissance 59

Chapter 5 Medical Revolution in the Age of Reason 76

Chapter 6 Challenges in the Twentieth Century and Beyond 92

Notes 108

Glossary 111

For More Information 113

Index 114

Picture Credits 119

About the Author 120

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