Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline.

Author: W. F. Bynum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136110443

Category: History

Page: 1816

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This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with contemporary interpretations and historiographical debate. Special Features * Comprehensive: 72 substantial and original essays from internationally respected scholars * Unique: no other publication provides so much information in two volumes * Broad-ranging: includes coverage of non-Western as well as Western medicine * Up-to-date: incorporates the very latest in historical research and interpretation * User-friendly: clearly laid out and readable, with a full index of Topics and People * Indispensable: essential information for study and research, including bibliographic notes and cross-referencing between articles.
Categories: History

A Short History of Medicine

A Short History of Medicine

Erwin H. Ackerknecht’s A Short History of Medicine is a concise narrative, long appreciated by students in the history of medicine, medical students, historians, and medical professionals as well as all those seeking to understand the ...

Author: Erwin H. Ackerknecht

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421419541

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Erwin H. Ackerknecht’s A Short History of Medicine is a concise narrative, long appreciated by students in the history of medicine, medical students, historians, and medical professionals as well as all those seeking to understand the history of medicine. Covering the broad sweep of discoveries from parasitic worms to bacilli and x-rays, and highlighting physicians and scientists from Hippocrates and Galen to Pasteur, Koch, and Roentgen, Ackerknecht narrates Western and Eastern civilization’s work at identifying and curing disease. He follows these discoveries from the library to the bedside, hospital, and laboratory, illuminating how basic biological sciences interacted with clinical practice over time. But his story is more than one of laudable scientific and therapeutic achievement. Ackerknecht also points toward the social, ecological, economic, and political conditions that shape the incidence of disease. Improvements in health, Ackerknecht argues, depend on more than laboratory knowledge: they also require that we improve the lives of ordinary men and women by altering social conditions such as poverty and hunger. This revised and expanded edition includes a new foreword and concluding biographical essay by Charles E. Rosenberg, Ackerknecht’s former student and a distinguished historian of medicine. A new bibliographic essay by Lisa Haushofer explores recent scholarship in the history of medicine. -- Charles E. Rosenberg, Harvard University, author of Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and Now
Categories: Medical

A History of Medicine

A History of Medicine

The book provides an essential and detailed look at the rich history of medicine and how it has impacted society.

Author: Arturo Castiglioni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429670923

Category: History

Page: 1291

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Originally published in 1941, A History of Medicine provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to the advancement of medicine, from Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Babylonia, all the way up to the 20th century. The book looks at the close relationship between the progress of medicine and its advancement of civilization, it covers the development of medicine from, old magical rites, religious creeds, classical Hippocratism and revolutionary discoveries, while looking at the associated economic, intellectual, and political conditions of life in different nations, during different times. The book provides an essential and detailed look at the rich history of medicine and how it has impacted society.
Categories: History

A Global History of Medicine

A Global History of Medicine

"The chapters included here were originally published in 2011 as the second section of The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine."--Page vii

Author: Mark Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198803188

Category: History

Page: 368

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In recent decades, there has been considerable interest in writing histories of medicine that capture local, regional, and global dimensions of health and health care in the same frame. Exploring changing patterns of disease and different systems of medicine across continents and countries, A Global History of Medicine provides a rich introduction to this emergent field. This book contains revised chapters from The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine with a new introduction and updated reading lists.The introductory chapter addresses the challenges of writing the history of medicine across space and time and suggests ways in which tracing the entangled histories of the patchworks of practice that have constituted medicine allow us to understand how healing traditions are always plural, permeable, and shaped by power and privilege. Written by scholars from around the world and accompanied by suggestions for further reading, individual chapters explore historical developments in health, medicine, and disease in China, the Islamic World, North and Latin America, Africa, South-east Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. The final chapter focuses on smallpox eradication and reflects on the sources and methods necessary to integrate local and global dimensions of medicine more effectively. Collectively, the contributions to A Global History of Medicine will not only be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking to expand their knowledge of health and medicine across time, but will also provide a constructive theoretical and empirical platform for future scholarship.
Categories: History

Cinema MD

Cinema  MD

This strikingly original book establishes how cinema depicts medicine is depicted and what can we learn from it. This is the first full treatise of the depiction of medicine in film in all its glory and all its failures.

Author: Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190685799

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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""CINEMA MD argues that within cinema there is a history of medicine-one version in the many different histories of Medicine. This strikingly original book establishes how cinema depicts medicine is depicted and what can we learn from it. This is the first full treatise of the depiction of medicine in film in all its glory and all its failures. It is an account of all the major films with medical themes. The book asks a number of critical questions. Filmmakers did not only depict physicians, nurses, hospitals and asylums, epidemics, diseases and disabilities, mental illness and addictions, medical feats such as organ transplantations, but they also tackled death and dying, medical experimentation, and medical monsters where the isolation and mistreatment is front and center.""--
Categories: Medical

History of Medicine

History of Medicine

The fight to understand & combat disease has produced some of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind.

Author: Roberto Margotta

Publisher:

ISBN: 0756756499

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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The fight to understand & combat disease has produced some of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind. The vivid account of this struggle -- from the primitive surgery & magical rites of prehistoric witchdoctors to the most advanced technology of modern med. -- will enthrall both laymen & health professionals. Includes portraits of the doctors, surgeons & scientists whose outstanding efforts over the centuries have provided landmarks med. Features important developments, such as the intro. of anesthesia & X-rays, the discovery of penicillin & DNA, the arrival of test tube babies, & research into as yet incurable diseases. 200+ color & B&W illustrations.
Categories: Medical

The Cambridge History of Medicine

The Cambridge History of Medicine

Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this 2006 volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have characterized medical progress.

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521864268

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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The Cambridge History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this 2006 volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have characterized medical progress.
Categories: Medical

A Social History of Medicine

A Social History of Medicine

The social history of medicine in England is, by any standards, the history of
every inhabitant. As we all experience birth, illness, ageing and death, we all
become patients at one time or another, in the care of various branches of med
icine, ...

Author: Joan Lane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135119270

Category: History

Page: 256

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A Social History of Medicine traces the development of medical practice from the Industrial Revolution right through to the twentieth century. Drawing on a wide range of source material, it charts the changing relationship between patients and practitioners over this period, exploring the impact made by institutional care, government intervention and scientific discovery. The study illuminates the extent to which medical assistance really was available to patients over the period, by focusing on provincial areas and using local sources. It introduces a variety of contemporary medical practitioners, some of them hitherto unknown and with fascinating intricate details of their work. The text offers an extensive thematic survey, including coverage of: * institutions such as hospitals, dispensaries, asylums and prisons * midwifery and nursing * infections and how changes in science have affected disease control * contraception, war, and the NHS.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine

In three sections, the Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. It explore medical developments and trends in writing history according to period, place, and theme.

Author: Mark Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199546497

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 176

In three sections, the Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. It explore medical developments and trends in writing history according to period, place, and theme.
Categories: History

Medieval Medicine

Medieval Medicine

Author: Plinio Prioreschi

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781888456059

Category: Medicine

Page: 804

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Categories: Medicine

A Brief History of Medicine

A Brief History of Medicine

With grave robbing, plague and germ theory, quackery, nursing, syphilis, micro-organisms and penicillin along the way, this is the ultimate story of human -- and humane -- achievement.

Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122005056

Category: Medicine

Page: 414

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Paul Strathern follows the development of medicine through the lives of its greatest practitioners, whose discoveries (and errors) shaped the course of medical history. Includes geniuses, such as Paracelsus, the father of medical chemistry, and Edward Jenner, whose vaccination banished smallpox, scientific endeavour, such as the discovery of X-rays, and mistakes both fortunate and fatal. With grave robbing, plague and germ theory, quackery, nursing, syphilis, micro-organisms and penicillin along the way, this is the ultimate story of human -- and humane -- achievement.
Categories: Medicine

History of Medicine

History of Medicine

Jacalyn Duffin's History of Medicine has for ten years been one of the leading texts used to teach medical and nursing students the history of their profession.

Author: Jacalyn Duffin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802095565

Category: Medical

Page: 495

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Jacalyn Duffin's History of Medicine has for ten years been one of the leading texts used to teach medical and nursing students the history of their profession. It has also been widely used in history courses and by general readers. An accessible overview of medical history, this new edition is greatly expanded, including more information on medicine in the United States, Great Britain, and in other European countries. The book continues to be organized conceptually around the major fields of medical endeavor such as anatomy, pharmacology, obstetrics, and psychiatry and has grown to include a new chapter on public health. Years of pedagogic experience, medical developments, and reader feedback have led to new sections throughout the book on topics including bioethics, forensics, genetics, reproductive technology, clinical trials, and recent outbreaks of BSE, West Nile Virus, SARS, and anthrax. Up to date and filled with pithy examples and teaching tools such as a searchable online bibliography, History of Medicine continues to demonstrate the power of historical research to inform current health care practice and enhance cultural understanding.
Categories: Medical

A Short History of Medicine

A Short History of Medicine

From traditional chinese medicine to today's sophisticated gene therapies and robotic surgery, A Short History of Medicine combines riveting storytelling and beautiful images, historical accounts and lucid explanations, to illuminate the ...

Author: Steve Parker

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241406571

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Immerse yourself in the history of medicine - a colourful story of skill, serendipity, trial and error, moments of genius, and dogged determination. From traditional chinese medicine to today's sophisticated gene therapies and robotic surgery, A Short History of Medicine combines riveting storytelling and beautiful images, historical accounts and lucid explanations, to illuminate the story of medicine through time. Witness early, bloody, anaesthetic-free operations; see the first crude surgical instruments; trace the mapping of the circulatory system; follow the painstaking detective work that led to the decoding of the human genome; and understand the role that potions, cures, therapies, herbal medicines, and drugs have played in the human quest to tame and conquer disease, injury, and death. A Short History of Medicine is an engrossing illustrated history and tale of drama and discovery that celebrates the milestones of medical history across generations and cultures.
Categories: Medical

History of Medicine

History of Medicine

Author: Max Neuburger

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5584648

Category: Medicine

Page:

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Categories: Medicine

Exploring the History of Medicine

Exploring the History of Medicine

The fascinating history of medicine comes alive in this book, providing students with a healthy dose of facts, mini-biographies, and vintage illustrations. Includes chapter tests and index.

Author: John Hudson Tiner

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781614581512

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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From surgery to vaccines, man has made great strides in the field of medicine. Quality of life has improved dramatically in the last few decades alone, and the future is bright. But students must not forget that God provided humans with minds and resources to bring about these advances. A biblical perspective of healing and the use of medicine provides the best foundation for treating diseases and injury. In Exploring the World of Medicine, author John Hudson Tiner reveals the spectacular discoveries that started with men and women who used their abilities to better mankind and give glory to God. The fascinating history of medicine comes alive in this book, providing students with a healthy dose of facts, mini-biographies, and vintage illustrations. Includes chapter tests and index.
Categories: Religion