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Western Medicine An Illustrated History

ISBN-10: 0199248133

ISBN-13: 9780199248131

Edition: 2001

Authors: Irvine Loudon

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The story of medicine in the West from Ancient Greece to the present day. A team of distinguished medical historians describes the great landmarks of medical development and set them in their social and historical context. They also tell describe the less well documented developments such as the rise of the medical profession, epidemics and the spread of disease, the rise of nursing and the modern hospital, medicine and politics.
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

List of Colour Illustrations
List of Contributors
From the Hippocratic Corpus to Twentieth-Century Medicine
Medicine in View: Art and Visual Representation
Medicine in the Classical World
Europe and Islam
Medicine in the Middle Ages c.500-1350
Medicine and the Renaissance
From the Scientific Revolution to Germ Theory
From Germ Theory to 1945
From 1950 to the Present
Medicine in Context
The Growth of Medical Education and the Medical Profession
The Rise of the Modern Hospital
Epidemics and the Geography of Disease
Nurses and Ancilliaries in the Christian Era
Childbirth
Children in Hospital 1850-1990
Medicine and the Mind
The Spread of Western Medicine
Unofficial and Unorthodox Medicine
Medicine, Politics, and the State
The Patient's View
Glossary
Chronology
Index