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Physicians, Plagues and Progress The History of Western Medicine from Antiquity to Antibiotics

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ISBN-10: 0745968953

ISBN-13: 9780745968957

Edition: 2016

Authors: Allan Chapman

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From earliest times, man has struggled to control his environment and his fate, and a big part of that has always been his health. From the ancients onwards the study of medicine, including surgery, has exercised some of the greatest minds--and brought profits to some of the less great. Drawing on sources across Europe and beyond, including the huge contributions to medicine made in medieval Arabia and India, Chapman takes readers on a whirlwind tour of what was known when and its impact. 
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Lion Hudson PLC
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 1.60" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Allan Chapman teaches History of Science at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and author of ten books, including Gods in the Sky and Robert Hooke and the English Renaissance, Slaying the Dragons and Stargazers. He has appeared in history of science documentaries on BBC2, Channels 4 and 5, and National Geographic, as well as appearing on BBC TV's 'Sky at Night' programme.