Health and Wellness in Antiquity through the Middle Ages (Health and Wellness in Daily Life)

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Early medical practices are not just a historical curiosity, but real stories about people and health that may teach us much about the 21st century. This intriguing volume offers a comparative examination of early medicine and health care in regions as varied as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China, the Islamic world, and medieval Europe.


· Excerpts from significant original texts to illustrate the concepts discussed

· Illustrations drawn from many different ancient and medieval cultures portraying health care providers and the treatment of patients

· Photographs depicting medical instruments and medicinal herbs

· A bibliography that puts special emphasis on identifying English-language translations of original documents for those who would like to read the primary materials themselves

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Ayurvedic medical texts from ancient India were the first to describe plastic surgery, explaining how to perform rhinoplasty on people who were punished by having their nose cut off. Methods of inoculating against smallpox were practiced in ancient India, China, and Japan centuries before Edward Jenner developed his vaccine. These are just two of many surprising-but-true facts about health care in antiquity.

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William H. York is assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies in the University Honors Program at Portland State University, Portland, OR.

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