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Medicine in the Crusades Warfare, Wounds and the Medieval Surgeon

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ISBN-10: 0521036607

ISBN-13: 9780521036603

Edition: 2007

Authors: Piers D. Mitchell

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This is the first book to be published on any aspect of medicine in the crusades. It will be of interest not only to scholars of the crusades specifically, but also to scholars of medieval Europe, the Byzantine world and the Islamic world. Focusing on injuries and their surgical treatment, Piers D. Mitchell considers medical practitioners, hospitals on battlefields and in towns, torture and mutilation, emergency and planned surgical procedures, bloodletting, analgesia and anesthesia. He provides an assessment of the exchange of medical knowledge that took place between East and West in the crusades, and of the medical negligence legislation for which the kingdom of Jerusalem was famous. The…    
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Book details

List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of illustrations
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Medical practitioners in the Frankish states
Hospitals on the battlefield and in the towns
Archaeological evidence for trauma and surgery in the medieval period
Torture and mutilation
Injuries and their treatment
The practice of elective surgery and bloodletting
Exchange of medical knowledge with the crusades
Frankish medical legislation