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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.
* 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.
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W. F. Bynum and Roy Porter are both at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.From Library Journal:
This landmark work will forever shape and define the interdisciplinary field of the history of medicine. Editors Bynum and Porter have brought together 65 experts in a variety of academic specialties who contributed ten- to 30-page essays on 72 broad topics in medical history. This approach is complemented by the recent specialized Cambridge World History of Human Disease ( LJ 11/15/92) and the traditional A-to-Z format of the Encyclopedia of Medical History ( LJ 9/15/85). The first two-thirds of the Companion Encyclopedia focuses on the structure of knowledge of classical and contemporary medical theory and practice, including chapters on Chinese, Indian, and Arab-Islamic medicine and various medical specialties. Other essays explore the socio-cultural context of medicine, discussing such topics as healthcare economics, medical philanthropy, ethics, and architecture. Bibliographies and notes conclude each chapter, and an excellent summary of the field's literature is found in the "Medical Historiography." Entries are tied together with cross references, and an extensive index (not seen) concludes Volume 2. All libraries with a serious interest in medicine will find this an essential purchase.
- Kathy Arsenault, Univ. of South Florida at St. Petersburg Lib.
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