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The Resource A history of geology and medicine, edited by C.J. Duffin, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, R.T.J. Moody, Kingston University, London, UK, and C. Gardner-Thorpe, University of Exeter Medical School, UK

A history of geology and medicine, edited by C.J. Duffin, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, R.T.J. Moody, Kingston University, London, UK, and C. Gardner-Thorpe, University of Exeter Medical School, UK

Label
A history of geology and medicine
Title
A history of geology and medicine
Statement of responsibility
edited by C.J. Duffin, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, R.T.J. Moody, Kingston University, London, UK, and C. Gardner-Thorpe, University of Exeter Medical School, UK
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The historical links between geology and medicine are surprisingly numerous and diverse. This, the first ever volume dedicated to the subject, contains contributions from an international authorship of geologists, historians and medical professionals. Rocks, minerals, fossils and earths have been used therapeutically since earliest times and details recorded on ancient papyri, clay tablets, medieval manuscripts and early published sources. Pumice was used to clean teeth, antimony to heal wounds, clays as antidotes to poison, gold to cure haemorrhoids and warts, and gem pastes to treat syphilis and the plague, while mineral springs preserved health. Geology was crucial in the development of public health. Medical men who made important contributions to geology include Steno, Worm, Parkinson, Bigsby, William Hunter, Jenner, John Hulke, Conan Doyle, Gorini and various Antarctic explorers
Member of
Cataloging source
BGS
Dewey number
615.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RS166
LC item number
.H57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Duffin, Christopher J.
  • Moody, Richard
  • Gardner-Thorpe, Christopher
Series statement
Geological Society special publication,
Series volume
no. 375
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geology
  • Rocks
  • Earths, Medical and surgical uses of
  • Materia medica
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Balneology
  • Environmentally induced diseases
  • Medicine
  • Balneology
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Materia Medica
  • Minerals
  • Geology
  • Materia Medica
  • History of Medicine
  • Medical geology
Label
A history of geology and medicine, edited by C.J. Duffin, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, R.T.J. Moody, Kingston University, London, UK, and C. Gardner-Thorpe, University of Exeter Medical School, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Geology as medicine and medics as geologists / C.J. Duffin -- Lithotherapeutical research sources from antiquity to the mid-eighteenth century / C.J. Duffin -- Cryptopalaeontology / E. Liñán, M. Liñán and J. Carrasco -- The stomatological use of stones cited in the Kitab al-tasrif treatise (Abulcasis, 1000 CE) / J. Carrasco, and M. Liñán -- The gem electuary / C.J. Duffin -- Medicinal terra sigillata: a historical, geographical and typological review / A. Macgregor -- Materia medica in the seventeenth-century Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo / W.D.I. Rolfe -- History of pharmaceutical use of pumice / C.J. Duffin -- Pharmaceutical use of gold from antiquity to the seventeenth century / R. Console -- Bezoar stones, magic, science and art / M.D.S. Barroso -- Some eighteenth century geological Materia Medica / C.J. Duffin -- Religiosity and magic in some lithoiatric practices of European folk medicine / M. Aliverti -- Britain's spa heritage: a hydrogeological appraisal / J.D. Mather -- Groundwater - medicine by the glassful? / N.S. Robins and P.L. Smedley -- Sunday stone: an enduring metaphor of mining diseases and underground mining conditions / J.H. Pearn and C. Gardner-Thorpe -- The influence of geology in the development of public health / B.P. Bergman -- From flesh to fossils - Nicolaus Steno's anatomy of the Earth / Bek-Thomsen, J. -- Diagnosing fossilization in the Nordic Renaissance: an investigation into the correspondence of Ole Worm (1588-1654) / E. Hoch -- Education forms the tender mind / C. Gardner-Thorpe -- James Parkinson's 'system of successive creations' / C. Lewis -- From obstetrics to oryctology: inside the mind of William Hunter (1718-1783) / J.J. Liston -- John Jeremiah Bigsby, MD: British Army physician and pioneer North American geologist / L.G. Wilson -- Five eighteenth-century medical polymaths / G.C. Hull -- John Whitaker Hulke, surgeon and palaeontologist / S. Wills -- Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle's contribution to the popularity of pterodactyls / D.M. Martill and T. Pointon -- Physicians and their contribution to the early history of earth sciences in Austria / D.C. Angetter, B. Hubmann and J. Seidl -- Medical geologists during the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration / H. Guly -- Vomiting stones: mental illness and forensic medicine in 18th century Italy / A. Porro, C. Cristini, B. Falconi, A.F. Franchini and L. Lorusso -- Geology, conservation and dissolution of corpses by Paolo Gorini (1813-1881) / L. Lorusso, B. Falconi, A.F. Franchini and A. Porro
Control code
866617885
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vi, 490 pages
Isbn
9781862393561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)866617885
Label
A history of geology and medicine, edited by C.J. Duffin, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, R.T.J. Moody, Kingston University, London, UK, and C. Gardner-Thorpe, University of Exeter Medical School, UK
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Geology as medicine and medics as geologists / C.J. Duffin -- Lithotherapeutical research sources from antiquity to the mid-eighteenth century / C.J. Duffin -- Cryptopalaeontology / E. Liñán, M. Liñán and J. Carrasco -- The stomatological use of stones cited in the Kitab al-tasrif treatise (Abulcasis, 1000 CE) / J. Carrasco, and M. Liñán -- The gem electuary / C.J. Duffin -- Medicinal terra sigillata: a historical, geographical and typological review / A. Macgregor -- Materia medica in the seventeenth-century Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo / W.D.I. Rolfe -- History of pharmaceutical use of pumice / C.J. Duffin -- Pharmaceutical use of gold from antiquity to the seventeenth century / R. Console -- Bezoar stones, magic, science and art / M.D.S. Barroso -- Some eighteenth century geological Materia Medica / C.J. Duffin -- Religiosity and magic in some lithoiatric practices of European folk medicine / M. Aliverti -- Britain's spa heritage: a hydrogeological appraisal / J.D. Mather -- Groundwater - medicine by the glassful? / N.S. Robins and P.L. Smedley -- Sunday stone: an enduring metaphor of mining diseases and underground mining conditions / J.H. Pearn and C. Gardner-Thorpe -- The influence of geology in the development of public health / B.P. Bergman -- From flesh to fossils - Nicolaus Steno's anatomy of the Earth / Bek-Thomsen, J. -- Diagnosing fossilization in the Nordic Renaissance: an investigation into the correspondence of Ole Worm (1588-1654) / E. Hoch -- Education forms the tender mind / C. Gardner-Thorpe -- James Parkinson's 'system of successive creations' / C. Lewis -- From obstetrics to oryctology: inside the mind of William Hunter (1718-1783) / J.J. Liston -- John Jeremiah Bigsby, MD: British Army physician and pioneer North American geologist / L.G. Wilson -- Five eighteenth-century medical polymaths / G.C. Hull -- John Whitaker Hulke, surgeon and palaeontologist / S. Wills -- Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle's contribution to the popularity of pterodactyls / D.M. Martill and T. Pointon -- Physicians and their contribution to the early history of earth sciences in Austria / D.C. Angetter, B. Hubmann and J. Seidl -- Medical geologists during the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration / H. Guly -- Vomiting stones: mental illness and forensic medicine in 18th century Italy / A. Porro, C. Cristini, B. Falconi, A.F. Franchini and L. Lorusso -- Geology, conservation and dissolution of corpses by Paolo Gorini (1813-1881) / L. Lorusso, B. Falconi, A.F. Franchini and A. Porro
Control code
866617885
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vi, 490 pages
Isbn
9781862393561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)866617885

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