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Disease and Medicine in World History
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
19-06-2003
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Disease and Medicine in World History is a concise introduction to diverse ideas about diseases and their treatment throughout the world. Drawing on case studies from ancient Egypt to present-day America, Asia and Europe, this survey discusses concepts of sickness and forms of treatment in many cultures.Sheldon Watts shows that many medical practices in the past were shaped as much by philosophers and metaphysicians as by university-trained doctors and other practitioners.Subjects covered include:Pharaonic Egypt and the pre-conquest New Worldthe evolution of medical systems in the Middle Easthealth and healing on the Indian subcontinentmedicine and disease in Chinathe globalization of disease in the modern worldthe birth and evolution of modern scientific medicine.This volume is a landmark contribution to the field of world history. It covers the principal medical systems known in the world, based on extensive original research. Watts raises questions about globalization in medicine and the potential impact of infectious diseases in the present day.

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Udgivelsesdato:
19-06-2003
ISBN13:
9780415278164
Vægt:
386 g
Dybde:
14 mm
Bredde:
159 mm
Højde:
235 mm
Format:
Hardback
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse This volume provides a concise introduction to the diverse ideas about disease and its treatment throughout the world. Drawing on case studies from ancient Egypt to 21st-century America and Europe, this survey discusses concepts of sickness and forms of treatment in different cultures. 10 Tables, black and white

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