For courses in the history of medicine.
This reader gives students in a history of medicine class, or the general reading public, a broad selection of readings about the many ways that disease and trauma have affected human populations over time. It draws from both primary and secondary sources to give a dual perspective of a) what was written at the time of various events, and b) what modern scholars have been able to ascertain from historical evidence. It has a broad scope both in time and space, covering materials from earliest Man to contemporary bioethical problems, and contains materials from India, China, Latin America, and the Muslim worlds as well as Europe and the United States. Rather than simply looking at great medical discoveries, it is purposely focused on how trauma and disease have been daily companions of human existence.
It fills a serious void in teaching materials in the history of medicine by taking a world perspective, using a combination of primary and secondary sources, covering a huge time span and putting emphasis on the problems created by medical progress, and most importantly, focusing on the effect that medical practices have had on ordinary people throughout history.
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Book Description Pearson, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Chapter 1 Paleopathology and Primitive Medicine Introduction Timeline Questions to Consider Dettwyler: Can Paleopathology Provide Evidence for 'Compassion'? Rifkinson-Mann: Cranial Surgery in Ancient Peru Garn: What Did Our Ancestors Eat? Micozzi: Disease in Antiquity: the Case of Cancer Recommended Readings Chapter 2 Ancient Middle East Introduction Timeline Questions to Consider The Bible: On Leprosy: Exodus 4: 6-8 Leviticus 13: 2-3, 45-46 Leviticus 14: 1-9 2 Kings 7:3-4 2 Chronicles 26:20-21 Matthew 8: 1-4 Edwin Smith Papyrus: Case 7: "A gaping wound in the head", not treatable Case 21: "A split in the temporal bone", contendable Case 40: "A wound in the breast", treatable Ebers Papyrus: Remedies for common complaints Remedy to clear out the body and to get rid of the excrement in the body of a person Remedy to stop the diarrhea Another remedy to drive out indigestion out of the body Remedy to drive out the pain in the head To prevent burn wounds and an incantation for burns Remedy to allay itching Marr: An Epidemiological Analysis of the Ten Plagues of Egypt Spiegel: Babylonian Medicine, Managed Care, Codex Hammurabi, ca. 1700 Recommended Readings Chapter 3 Ancient China and India Introduction Timeline Questions to Consider Sushruta Samhita selections Manyam: Epilepsy in Ancient India Lai: History of Epilepsy in Chinese Traditional Medicine Nei Ching excerpts Zhang: Medicine is a Humane Art Recommended Readings Chapter 4 Ancient Greece Introduction Timeline Questions to Consider Thucydides: The Plague Hippocrates: On the Sacred Disease : Case histories from Of the Epidemics Santos: Chest Trauma During the Battle of Troy, Ancient Warfare and Chest Trauma Marketos: Parallels Between Aesclepian and Hippocratic Medicine on the Island of Kos Appelboom: Sport and Medicine in Ancient Greece Recommended Readings Chapter 5 Rome and Byzantium Introduction Timeline Questions to Consider Soranus: Gynecology, Book 1 Who are the best midwives? Whether conception is healthy What are the signs whether the fetus is male or female? What is the best time for fruitful intercourse? How to recognize the newborn that is worth rearing Galen: On the Powers of Foods: Wheat, Beans, Figs, Cheese, Wine, Olives, Cabbage, and Mullet Jellinke: Drinkers and Alcoholics in Ancient Rome Scarborough: Roman Medicine and the Legions: a Reconsideration Diamandopoulou-Drummond: Four Different Ways of Philanthropic Aid to the Blind in Medieval Eastern Christendom Recommended readings Chapter 6 European Middle Ages Introduction Timeline Questions to Consider Dame Trotula, On the Regimen for the Infant Brody: Ostracizing the Leper. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0131913484
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