Disease and Medicine in World History

ISBN-10: 0415278171

ISBN-13: 9780415278171

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sheldon Watts

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'Disease and Medicine in World History' is a concise introduction to the diverse ideas about disease & its treatment throughout the world. Drawing on case studies from ancient Egypt to present day America & Europe, this survey discusses concepts of sickness & forms of treatment in different cultures.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Sickness and health, a global concern
Before the advent of acute epidemic diseases. Pharaonic Egypt and the pre-conquest New World: extinct societies
Pluralism in ancient Greece
The evolution of medical systems in the Middle East c. 632 CE to modern times
Health and disease on the Indian subcontinent before 1869
Medicine and disease in China: concepts and practices from c. 1900 BCE to 1840 CE
The globalization of disease after 1450
Medicine and disease in the West, 1050-1840
The birth of modern scientific medicine: the German lands contrasted with the United Kingdom and the British in India
Health and medicine in the world, 1940 to the present
Bibliography
Index
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