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Companion Encyclopedia Of The History Of Medicine

Author : W. F. Bynum
ISBN : 9781136110443
Genre : History
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This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with contemporary interpretations and historiographical debate. Special Features * Comprehensive: 72 substantial and original essays from internationally respected scholars * Unique: no other publication provides so much information in two volumes * Broad-ranging: includes coverage of non-Western as well as Western medicine * Up-to-date: incorporates the very latest in historical research and interpretation * User-friendly: clearly laid out and readable, with a full index of Topics and People * Indispensable: essential information for study and research, including bibliographic notes and cross-referencing between articles.
Category: History

A Short History Of Medicine

Author : Erwin H. Ackerknecht
ISBN : 9781421419541
Genre : Medical
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Erwin H. Ackerknecht’s A Short History of Medicine is a concise narrative, long appreciated by students in the history of medicine, medical students, historians, and medical professionals as well as all those seeking to understand the history of medicine. Covering the broad sweep of discoveries from parasitic worms to bacilli and x-rays, and highlighting physicians and scientists from Hippocrates and Galen to Pasteur, Koch, and Roentgen, Ackerknecht narrates Western and Eastern civilization’s work at identifying and curing disease. He follows these discoveries from the library to the bedside, hospital, and laboratory, illuminating how basic biological sciences interacted with clinical practice over time. But his story is more than one of laudable scientific and therapeutic achievement. Ackerknecht also points toward the social, ecological, economic, and political conditions that shape the incidence of disease. Improvements in health, Ackerknecht argues, depend on more than laboratory knowledge: they also require that we improve the lives of ordinary men and women by altering social conditions such as poverty and hunger. This revised and expanded edition includes a new foreword and concluding biographical essay by Charles E. Rosenberg, Ackerknecht’s former student and a distinguished historian of medicine. A new bibliographic essay by Lisa Haushofer explores recent scholarship in the history of medicine. -- Charles E. Rosenberg, Harvard University, author of Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and Now
Category: Medical

Selected Papers On The History Of Medicine And Healthcare 2014

Author : William J. Pratt
ISBN : 9781527542129
Genre : Medical
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This volume continues the Proceedings of the Calgary History of Medicine Days series which publishes the work of young and emerging researchers in the field, hence providing a unique publishing format. The annual Calgary History of Medicine Days Conference, established in 1991, brings together undergraduate and early graduate students from across Canada, Latin America, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe to give paper and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics from the history of medicine and healthcare from a multiple perspectives. The History of Medicine Days offers an annual platform for discussions and exchanges between participants regarding recent research findings, methodological perspectives, and work-in progress descriptions of ongoing historiographical projects. This book explores such topics as historical medical classics, the history of medicine in Canada, the effects of war on medicine, and historical conceptions of blood and circulation. Furthermore, it includes the paper given by the conference’s internationally renowned keynote speaker, Dr Thomas Schlich, Professor of History and History of Medicine at McGill University, Quebec. In addition, it gathers together all the abstracts of the conference for documentation purposes, and is well-illustrated with images and diagrams pertaining to the history of medicine.
Category: Medical

A Global History Of Medicine

Author : Mark Jackson
ISBN : 9780198803188
Genre : History
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In recent decades, there has been considerable interest in writing histories of medicine that capture local, regional, and global dimensions of health and health care in the same frame. Exploring changing patterns of disease and different systems of medicine across continents and countries, A Global History of Medicine provides a rich introduction to this emergent field. This book contains revised chapters from The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine with a new introduction and updated reading lists.The introductory chapter addresses the challenges of writing the history of medicine across space and time and suggests ways in which tracing the entangled histories of the patchworks of practice that have constituted medicine allow us to understand how healing traditions are always plural, permeable, and shaped by power and privilege. Written by scholars from around the world and accompanied by suggestions for further reading, individual chapters explore historical developments in health, medicine, and disease in China, the Islamic World, North and Latin America, Africa, South-east Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. The final chapter focuses on smallpox eradication and reflects on the sources and methods necessary to integrate local and global dimensions of medicine more effectively. Collectively, the contributions to A Global History of Medicine will not only be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking to expand their knowledge of health and medicine across time, but will also provide a constructive theoretical and empirical platform for future scholarship.
Category: History

Sources In The History Of Medicine

Author : Robin Leslie Anderson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122847515
Genre : Medical
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For courses in the history of medicine. This reader gives students in a history of medicine class, or the general reading public, a broad selection of readings about the many ways that disease and trauma have affected human populations over time. It draws from both primary and secondary sources to give a dual perspective of a) what was written at the time of various events, and b) what modern scholars have been able to ascertain from historical evidence. It has a broad scope both in time and space, covering materials from earliest Man to contemporary bioethical problems, and contains materials from India, China, Latin America, and the Muslim worlds as well as Europe and the United States. Rather than simply looking at great medical discoveries, it is purposely focused on how trauma and disease have been daily companions of human existence. It fills a serious void in teaching materials in the history of medicine by taking a world perspective, using a combination of primary and secondary sources, covering a huge time span and putting emphasis on the problems created by medical progress, and most importantly, focusing on the effect that medical practices have had on ordinary people throughout history.
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The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of Medicine

Author : Mark Jackson
ISBN : 9780199546497
Genre : History
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In three sections, the Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. It explore medical developments and trends in writing history according to period, place, and theme.
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The History Of Medicine In 100 Facts

Author : Caroline Rance
ISBN : 9781445650043
Genre : History
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Discovering major historical topics through the history behind the facts. The story of the history of medicine told in bite-sized chunks
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The Cambridge History Of Medicine

Author : Roy Porter
ISBN : 9780521864268
Genre : Medical
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The Cambridge History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this 2006 volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have characterized medical progress.
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History Of Medicine

Author : Roberto Margotta
ISBN : 0756756499
Genre : Medical
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The fight to understand & combat disease has produced some of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind. The vivid account of this struggle -- from the primitive surgery & magical rites of prehistoric witchdoctors to the most advanced technology of modern med. -- will enthrall both laymen & health professionals. Includes portraits of the doctors, surgeons & scientists whose outstanding efforts over the centuries have provided landmarks med. Features important developments, such as the intro. of anesthesia & X-rays, the discovery of penicillin & DNA, the arrival of test tube babies, & research into as yet incurable diseases. 200+ color & B&W illustrations.
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Exploring The History Of Medicine

Author : John Hudson Tiner
ISBN : 9781614581512
Genre : Religion
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From surgery to vaccines, man has made great strides in the field of medicine. Quality of life has improved dramatically in the last few decades alone, and the future is bright. But students must not forget that God provided humans with minds and resources to bring about these advances. A biblical perspective of healing and the use of medicine provides the best foundation for treating diseases and injury. In Exploring the World of Medicine, author John Hudson Tiner reveals the spectacular discoveries that started with men and women who used their abilities to better mankind and give glory to God. The fascinating history of medicine comes alive in this book, providing students with a healthy dose of facts, mini-biographies, and vintage illustrations. Includes chapter tests and index.
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A Short History Of Medicine

Author : Steve Parker
ISBN : 9780241406571
Genre : Medical
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Immerse yourself in the history of medicine - a colourful story of skill, serendipity, trial and error, moments of genius, and dogged determination. From traditional chinese medicine to today's sophisticated gene therapies and robotic surgery, A Short History of Medicine combines riveting storytelling and beautiful images, historical accounts and lucid explanations, to illuminate the story of medicine through time. Witness early, bloody, anaesthetic-free operations; see the first crude surgical instruments; trace the mapping of the circulatory system; follow the painstaking detective work that led to the decoding of the human genome; and understand the role that potions, cures, therapies, herbal medicines, and drugs have played in the human quest to tame and conquer disease, injury, and death. A Short History of Medicine is an engrossing illustrated history and tale of drama and discovery that celebrates the milestones of medical history across generations and cultures.
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Cinema Md

Author : Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
ISBN : 9780190685799
Genre : Medical
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""CINEMA MD argues that within cinema there is a history of medicine-one version in the many different histories of Medicine. This strikingly original book establishes how cinema depicts medicine is depicted and what can we learn from it. This is the first full treatise of the depiction of medicine in film in all its glory and all its failures. It is an account of all the major films with medical themes. The book asks a number of critical questions. Filmmakers did not only depict physicians, nurses, hospitals and asylums, epidemics, diseases and disabilities, mental illness and addictions, medical feats such as organ transplantations, but they also tackled death and dying, medical experimentation, and medical monsters where the isolation and mistreatment is front and center.""--
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The History Of Medical Education

Author : Charles Donald O'Malley
ISBN : 0520015789
Genre : Science
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A History Of Medicine

Author : Arturo Castiglioni
ISBN : 9780429670923
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1941, A History of Medicine provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to the advancement of medicine, from Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Babylonia, all the way up to the 20th century. The book looks at the close relationship between the progress of medicine and its advancement of civilization, it covers the development of medicine from, old magical rites, religious creeds, classical Hippocratism and revolutionary discoveries, while looking at the associated economic, intellectual, and political conditions of life in different nations, during different times. The book provides an essential and detailed look at the rich history of medicine and how it has impacted society.
Category: History

The History Of Medicine A Very Short Introduction

Author : William Bynum
ISBN : 9780199215430
Genre : Medical
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This Very Short Introduction explores the history of Western medicine, examining the key turning points, discoveries, and controversies in its rich history from classical times to the present.
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