On Trepanation and Human Nature

Perspectives from Paul Broca to the Present

Author: Melissa Monroe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986038327

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Many thousands of years ago, prehistoric humans cut holes in each other's skulls. For a century and a half, scholars have been arguing about why. Some believe that the procedure was a primitive medical operation; others argue that it served a ceremonial or religious purpose. What is at stake is the fundamental nature of human thinking: "Was prehistoric man essentially scientist or priest?" The debate has played out against a backdrop of territoriality, aggression, xenophobia, rapacity and delusion that suggests a less flattering view of human cognition and motivation. On Trepanation and Human Nature: Perspectives from Paul Broca to the Present is an essay in verse that traces the history of this debate, and considers contemporary cases of skull-boring. The poem is also an examination of the myriad and often bizarre ways we communicate, incorporating found language from many domains: anthropology, medicine, legalese, contemporary self-help literature, and the manifestos of the dubiously sane.
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Auf der Suche nach dem Wunderbaren

Perspektiven der Welterfahrung und der Selbsterkenntnis

Author: Petr D. Uspenskij

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783502674795

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Page: 570

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The Frontiers of Ancient Science

Essays in Honor of Heinrich von Staden

Author: Brooke Holmes,Klaus-Dietrich Fischer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110389304

Category: History

Page: 775

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Our understanding of science, mathematics, and medicine today can be deeply enriched by studying the historical roots of these areas of inquiry in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean. The present volume brings together contributions from more than thirty of the most important scholars working in these fields in the United States and Europe in honor of the eminent historian of ancient science and medicine Heinrich von Staden.
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Trepanation

Author: Robert Arnott,Stanley Finger,Chris Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203970942

Category: Medical

Page: 350

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This volume will look at the history of trepanation, the identification of skulls, the tools used to make the cranial openings, and theories as to why trepanation might have been performed many thousands of years ago.
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The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age

Author: Richard Rudgley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684862700

Category: History

Page: 320

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A British scholar challenges the conventional view of the Stone Age as minimally civilized, pointing out the many advances of its peoples, from their maps of the constellations to their innovations in boat building.
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The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict

Author: Christopher Knüsel,Martin Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134678045

Category: Social Science

Page: 706

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If human burials were our only window onto the past, what story would they tell? Skeletal injuries constitute the most direct and unambiguous evidence for violence in the past. Whereas weapons or defenses may simply be statements of prestige or status and written sources are characteristically biased and incomplete, human remains offer clear and unequivocal evidence of physical aggression reaching as far back as we have burials to examine. Warfare is often described as ‘senseless’ and as having no place in society. Consequently, its place in social relations and societal change remains obscure. The studies in The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict present an overview of the nature and development of human conflict from prehistory to recent times as evidenced by the remains of past people themselves in order to explore the social contexts in which such injuries were inflicted. A broadly chronological approach is taken from prehistory through to recent conflicts, however this book is not simply a catalogue of injuries illustrating weapon development or a narrative detailing ‘progress’ in warfare but rather provides a framework in which to explore both continuity and change based on a range of important themes which hold continuing relevance throughout human development.
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Letters

In Four Volumes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 335

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Die Kelten in der Schweiz

Author: Felix Müller,Geneviève Lüscher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Celts

Page: 200

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Betr. auch Funde aus dem Kt. Bern (besonders S. 120, 170-171, 174-175 und 177-179).
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Medical Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences

Including the Latest Improvement and Discovery and the Present States of Every Branch of Human Knowledge

Author: George Gregory

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Author: Department of Speech & Language Therapy Technological Educational Institute Patras Greece Ilias Papathanasiou,Ilias Papathanasiou,Patrick Coppens,Professor Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences Suny Plattsburgh Plattsburgh New York Patrick Coppens,Constantin Potagas

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449682626

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 512

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Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders covers topics in aphasia, motor speech disorders, and dementia. Organized by symptom rather than syndrome, this text provides a foundation for understanding the disorders and learning how to apply basic theory to clinical practice in the development of rehabilitation objectives. Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders applies a clinical integration of the psychosocial with the neuropsychological approach in adult language rehabilitation. Written by international authorities in the field of aphasia and related communication disorders and based on the ICF framework, this unique text features diverse contribution covering global issues. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
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Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era

A Sourcebook

Author: Georgia L. Irby-Massie,Paul T. Keyser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113455639X

Category: History

Page: 432

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We all want to understand the world around us, and the ancient Greeks were the first to try and do so in a way we can properly call scientific. Their thought and writings laid the essential foundations for the revivals of science in medieval Baghdad and renaissance Europe. Now their work is accessible to all, with this invaluable introduction to c.100 scientific authors active from 320 BCE to 230 CE. The book begins with an outline of a new socio-political model for the development and decline of Greek science, followed by eleven chapters that cover the main disciplines: * the science which the Greeks saw as fundamental - mathematics * astronomy * astrology and geography * mechanics * optics and pneumatics * the non-mathematical sciences of alchemy, biology, medicine and 'psychology'. Each chapter contains an accessible introduction on the origins and development of the topic in question, and all the authors are set in context with brief biographies.
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Regions and reflections

in honour of Märta Strömberg

Author: Kristina Jennbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789122014607

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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The Cyclopedia of Medicine

Author: George Morris Piersol,Edward LeRoy Bortz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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A History of the People Called Quakers

From Their First Rise to the Present Time. Compiled from Authentic Records, and from the Writings of that People

Author: John Gough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Society of Friends

Page: N.A

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