Medicine and Western Civilization

ISBN-10: 0813521904
ISBN-13: 9780813521909
Edition: 1996
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 12/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

This fabulous anthology is sure to be a core text for history of medicine and social science classes in colleges across the country. In order to demonstrate how medical research has influenced Western cultural perspectives, the editors have collected original works from 61 different authors around nine major themes (among them "Anatomy and Destiny," "Psyche and Soma," and "The Construction of Pain, Suffering, and Death"). The authors range from Aristotle, the Bible, and Louis Pasteur, to Masters and Johnson, Ernest Hemingway, and Simone de Beauvoir. The primary sources selected to illustrate the themes are well chosen and contrast with each other nicely. However, the brief background material for the selections center around the authors and offer little or no discussion about the selections' relevance to the topics at hand. This book would be best read in a class or group where the texts' meaning in relation to each other can be discussed, but the book can stand alone if the reader is prepared to do some critical thinking.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Bible (6th century B.C.)
The Hand
Volumen Medicinae Paramirum
Clerical Investigation into the Case of Benedetta Carlini (1619-1623)
The Life of Sister Chiara of Montefalco (1663)
The Nature of Man
Timaeus
The Fabric of the Human Body (1543)
Andreas Vesalius' First Public Anatomy at Bologna, 1540: An Eyewitness Report
Journal (1554)
An Anatomical Study on the Motion of the Heart and the Blood in Animals (1628)
The Generation of Animals
Malleus Maleficarum (ca. 1486)
Remarks on Masturbation (1835)
Sex in Education; or, A Fair Chance for Girls (1874)
Do Women Require Mental and Bodily Rest during Menstruation? (1886)
The Dissolution of the Oedipus Complex (1924)
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948)
The Second Sex (1949)
Human Sexual Response (1966)
The Nature and Evolution of Female Sexuality (1972)
An Envoi, Post-TURP (1991)
The Sacred Disease
The Creation of the Man's Soul
On the Power of the Imagination (1580)
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
Goody Blake and Harry Gill: A True Story (1798)
A Treatise on Insanity (1801)
Studies on Hysteria (1893-1895)
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1990)
The Symptoms of Lepers
Of the Beginning of the French Pox, and the Several Names by Which It Has Been Called (1519)
Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain (1842)
The Etiology, Concept, and Prophylaxis of Childbed Fever (1861)
On the Antiseptic Principle in the Practice of Surgery (1867)
On the Extension of the Germ Theory to the Etiology of Certain Common Disease (1880)
The Hippocratic Oath
The Bible (A.D. 1st century)
Admonition
On the Precautions That Physicians Must Observe
Malleus Maleficarum (ca. 1486)
The Vices and Virtues of Physicians (1801)
The Influence of Women in the Profession of Medicine (1890)
My Most Humiliating Jim Crow Experience (1944)
Balm in Gilead: Journey of a Healer (1988)
An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, or Cow-Pox (1798)
A Treatise on the Diseases of the Chest and on Mediate Auscultation (1818)
An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine (1865)
The Aetiology of Tuberculosis (1882)
Hearings before the Senate Subcommittee on Health: Quality of Health Care-Human Experimentation, 1973
The Clinical Training of Doctors (1793)
On Behalf of the Insane Poor (1843)
Notes on Hospitals (1859)
By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Acts and Resolves (1861)
How the Poor Die (1946)
The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception (1963)
A Mastectomy (1811)
Memoir of the Early Life (1816)
Answer to the Religious Objections Advanced against the Employment of Anaesthetic Agents in Midwifery and Surgery (1849)
Indian Camp (1925)
The Interior Castle (1946)
The Prolongation of Life (1958)
A Definition of Irreversible Coma: Report of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Harvard Medical School to Examine the Definition of Brain Death (1968)
Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir (1988)
Aubade (1977)
Index

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