Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674403550
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 01/30/1999
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author

Mirko D. Grmek was Director of Studies at the École practique des hautes études (EPHE), Paris, and the author of History of AIDS: The Emergence and Origin of a Modern Pandemic.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Mirko D. Grmek

The Birth of Western Medical Art
Jacques Jouanna

Between Knowledge and Practice: Hellenistic Medicine
Mario Vegetti

The Paths of Knowledge: Medicine in the Roman World
Danielle Gourevitch

Reception and Tradition: Medicine in the Byzantine and Arab World
Gotthard Strohmaier

Charity and Aid in Medieval Christian Civilization
Jole Agrimi and Chiara Crisciani

Medical Scholasticism
Danielle Jacquart

The Concept of Disease
Mirko D. Grmek

Therapeutic Strategies: Drugs
Alain Touwaide

Therapeutic Strategies: Surgery
Michael McVaugh

The Regimens of Health
Pedro Gil Sotres

Diseases in Europe: Equilibrium and Breakdown of the Pathocenosis
Jean-Noël Biraben

Notes

Index

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