A History of Medicine
Lois N. Magner, Oliver J Kim
Highly readable and concise introduction
Highlights the practices of civilizations around the world and their influence on modern clinical practice
Describes how the research of pioneering scientists and physicians has contributed to our current understanding of health and disease
Brand new material covering “Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism” and “Infectious Agents and New Concepts: From Chronic Diseases to the Microbiome.”
Ideal for anyone seeking to develop a solid understanding of the medical history of Western and non-Western cultures, particularly medical and health science students and practitioners looking for an accessible and manageable introduction to this broad field
SummaryDesigned for survey courses in the field A History of Medicine presents a wide-ranging overview for those seeking a solid grounding in the medical history of Western and non-Western cultures. Invaluable to instructors promoting the history of medicine in pre-professional training, and stressing major themes in the history of medicine, this third edition continues to stimulate further exploration of the events, methodologies, and theories that have shaped medical practices in decades past and continue to do so today.
Paleopathology and Paleomedicine. Medicine in Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia and Egypt. The Medical Traditions of India and China. Greco-Roman Medicine. The Middle Ages. The Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. Native Civilizations and Cultures of the Americas. European Medicine and Disease in America. Clinical and Preventive Medicine. The Medical Counterculture: Unorthodox and Alternative Medicine. Women and Medicine. The Art and Science of Surgery. Medical Microbiology and Public Health. Diagnostics and Therapeutics.