A History of Medicine by Lois N. Magner

By Lois N. Magner

A non-technical, jargon-free presentation of the background of medication from palaeopathology to fresh theories and practices of contemporary drugs. It provides a wide-ranging review of Western medication and an creation to the wealthy and sundry scientific traditions of the close to and much East.;This textual content stresses the most important subject matters within the background of drugs - putting the fashionable event in the framework of historic matters - and it offers clinical heritage as a tremendous a part of highbrow and social historical past, offering scholars with an exam of the sector that encourages them to query smooth clinical assumptions. components which are much less general to scholars are highlighted, and case histories signify broader concerns and developments.

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In rare instances, the soft parts of prehistoric bodies have been preserved because of favorable burial and climatic conditions or through human enterprise. Whether sophisticated or primitive, mummification techniques have much in common with the preservation of foods and animal hides. Especially well-preserved bodies have been recovered from the peat bogs of northwestern Europe. Peat has been used as a fuel for millennia, giving clumsy peat-gatherers a chance to sacrifice themselves for the enlightenment of paleopathologists.

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DNLM: 1. History of Medicine. 9--dc20 DNLM/DLC for Library of Congress92-4425 CIP This book is printed on acid-free paper. Copyright © 1992 by MARCEL DEKKER, INC. All Rights Reserved Neither this book nor any part may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. MARCEL DEKKER, INC 270 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016 Current printing (last digit): 10 9 8 7 6 PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Page iii To Ki-Han and Oliver Page v Foreword Lois Magner's A History of Medicine is a welcome addition to the literature of medical history.

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