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The Resource The Western medical tradition : 800 B.C.-1800 A.D., by members of the Academic Unit, the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London: Lawrence Conrad [and others]

The Western medical tradition : 800 B.C.-1800 A.D., by members of the Academic Unit, the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London: Lawrence Conrad [and others]

Label
The Western medical tradition : 800 B.C.-1800 A.D.
Title
The Western medical tradition
Title remainder
800 B.C.-1800 A.D.
Statement of responsibility
by members of the Academic Unit, the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London: Lawrence Conrad [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written by members of the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, the world's leading centre for the history of medicine, this book surveys the Western medical tradition in all its aspects from the Greeks until 1800 AD, and in its transformations and transplantations into the world of Islam and the Americas. As well as describing the diseases, medical theories, and medical therapies of the past, it places them in a wide social context, and discusses religious and alternative healing as well as major advances in medicine, surgery. and pharmacology. It includes the accounts of patients as well as of their healers, the pains of childbirth and the preparations for death. Although major figures are covered in detail, this is not a history of great men and great moments in medicine, but an attempt to understand the limitations as well as the triumphs of medicine in pre-modern society. The very latest findings of medical historians are here presented in a lively form accessible to all who are interested in the formation of modern ideas on health and healing. The book provides essential reading as a new synthesis for all students of the history of medicine."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
610/.94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R131
LC item number
.W47 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 51
NLM item number
W527 1995
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Conrad, Lawrence I.
  • Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • History of Medicine
Label
The Western medical tradition : 800 B.C.-1800 A.D., by members of the Academic Unit, the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London: Lawrence Conrad [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-517) 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
  • Medicine in Medieval Western Europe, 1000-1500
  • Vivian Nutton
  • Medicine in early modern Europe, 1500-1700
  • Andrew Wear
  • The eighteenth century
  • Roy Porter
  • Conclusion
  • Michael Neve
  • Medicine in the Greek world, 800-50 BC
  • Vivian Nutton
  • Roman medicine, 250 BC to AD 200
  • Vivian Nutton
  • Medicine in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages
  • Vivian Nutton
  • The Arab-Islamic medical tradition
  • Lawrence I. Conrad
Control code
31077045
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 556 pages
Isbn
9780521381352
Lccn
94034823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Western medical tradition : 800 B.C.-1800 A.D., by members of the Academic Unit, the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London: Lawrence Conrad [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-517) 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
  • Medicine in Medieval Western Europe, 1000-1500
  • Vivian Nutton
  • Medicine in early modern Europe, 1500-1700
  • Andrew Wear
  • The eighteenth century
  • Roy Porter
  • Conclusion
  • Michael Neve
  • Medicine in the Greek world, 800-50 BC
  • Vivian Nutton
  • Roman medicine, 250 BC to AD 200
  • Vivian Nutton
  • Medicine in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages
  • Vivian Nutton
  • The Arab-Islamic medical tradition
  • Lawrence I. Conrad
Control code
31077045
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 556 pages
Isbn
9780521381352
Lccn
94034823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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