By Lois N. Magner
A non-technical, jargon-free presentation of the heritage of medication from palaeopathology to fresh theories and practices of contemporary medication. It supplies a wide-ranging assessment of Western drugs and an advent to the wealthy and sundry scientific traditions of the close to and much East.;This textual content stresses the key subject matters within the background of medication - putting the trendy adventure in the framework of historic matters - and it provides scientific heritage as a huge a part of highbrow and social heritage, providing scholars with an exam of the sphere that encourages them to question sleek scientific assumptions. components which are much less regular to scholars are highlighted, and case histories symbolize broader concerns and tendencies.
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Page aa A History of Medicine Page ab Panacea Page i A History of Medicine Lois N. Magner Department of History Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana MARCEL DEKKER, INC. NEW YORK BASEL Page ii Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Magner, Lois N. A history of medicine / Lois N. Magner. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8247-8673-4 (alk. paper) 1. Medicine -- History. I. Title. [DNLM: 1. History of Medicine. 9--dc20 DNLM/DLC for Library of Congress92-4425 CIP This book is printed on acid-free paper.