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History of Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0824740742

ISBN-13: 9780824740740

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Lois N. Magner

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Stressing major themes in the history of medicine, this Second Edition stimulates further exploration of the events, methodologies, and theories that shaped medical practices in decades past and in modern clinical practice--highlighting the practices of civilizations around the world, as well as the research of pioneering scientists and physicians who contributed to our current understanding of health and disease.
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Book details

List price: $83.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 6/23/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 632
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

LOIS N. MAGNER is Professor Emerita at Purdue University. She is the author of Doctors, Nurses, and Medical Practitioners: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook (Greenwood Press, 1998) , A History of Medicine. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (2005), and A History of the Life Sciences. Third Edition, Revised and Expanded (2002).

Paleopathology and Paleomedicine
Paleopathology: Methods and Problems
Mummies and Signs of Disease
Paleomedicine and Surgery
Healing Rituals, Traditions, and Magic
Suggested Readings
Medicine in Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia and Egypt
Hammurabi's Code of Laws
The Medical Papyri
Suggested Readings
The Medical Traditions of India and China
Ayurvedic Medicine, the Science of Life
Surgery, Anatomy, and Dissection
Chinese Medicine: Classical, Traditional, and Modern
The Three Celestial Emperors: Fu Hsi, Shen Nung, and Huang Ti
Classical Chinese Concepts of Anatomy
Sages, Physicians, Healers, and Quacks
Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Drug Lore and Dietetics
The Chinese Cultural Sphere
Medical Practice in Modern China
Suggested Readings
Greco-Roman Medicine
Philosophy and Medicine
Hippocrates and the Hippocratic Tradition
The Nature of Disease and the Doctrine of the Four Humors
The Cult of Asclepius, God of Medicine
Alexandrian Science and Medicine
Medicine in the Roman World
On Galen and Galenism
Galen on Anatomical Procedures
Galen on Physiology: Blood, Breath, Pneuma, and Spirits
Galen on Therapeutics and the Causes of Disease
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The Middle Ages
Monasteries and Universities
Medical Education and Practice
Surgery in the Middle Ages
Women and Medicine
Epidemic Diseases of the Middle Ages
Bubonic Plague
From Leprosy to Hansen's Disease
Islamic Medicine
Prophetic Medicine
Hospitals and Clinical Medicine
The Great Sages of Islamic Medicine
The Strange Case of Ibn an-Nafis
The Survival of Greco-Islamic Medicine
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The Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution
Inventions That Changed the World
The Medical Humanists
Autopsies, Art, and Anatomy
Andreas Vesalius on the Fabric of the Human Body
Medicine and Surgery
Ambroise Pare and the Art of Surgery
The Occult Sciences: Astrology and Alchemy
Syphilis, the Scourge of the Renaissance
Syphilis and Human Experimentation
The Discovery of the Circulation of the Blood
William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood
Harvey's Paradoxical Influence: Therapy by Leech and Lancet
Blood Transfusion
New Hearts for Old
Santorio Santorio and the Quantitative Method
Suggested Readings
Native Civilizations and Cultures of the Americas
Native Civilizations of Latin America
Aztec Civilization
Mayan Civilization
Incan Civilization
Diseases in the Americas
Suggested Readings
The Americanization of Old World Medicine
The Revolutionary War and New Republic
The Medical Profession
Regional Distinctiveness
The Civil War
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Clinical and Preventive Medicine
Thomas Sydenham, the "English Hippocrates"
On the Miseries of Gout and the Virtues of Colchicine
Quinine and Malaria
The Eighteenth-Century Foundations of Modern Medicine
Enlightenment Philosophy and Medical Reform
Nutrition, Malnutrition, Health, and Disease
Smallpox: Inoculation, Vaccination, and Eradication
Edward Jenner, Cowpox, and Vaccination
The Global Eradication of Smallpox
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The Medical Counterculture: Unorthodox and Alternative Medicine
The Medical Marketplace
Health Reform Movements
Domestic Medicine
Medical Sects
Osteopaths and Chiropractors
Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine
Suggested Readings
Women and Medicine
Puerperal or Childbed Fever
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis
Midwives and Medical Men
The Evolution of the Nurse
"Woman's Nature" and Women Doctors
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The Art and Science of Surgery
Laughing Gas, Ether, and Surgical Anesthesia
Postsurgical Infections
Joseph Lister and the Antiseptic System
Antisepsis and Asepsis
From Hospitalism to Nosocomial Infections
Suggested Readings
Medical Microbiology and Public Health
Louis Pasteur
Robert Koch
Invisible Microbes and Virology
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Diagnostics and Therapeutics
The Art and Science of Diagnosis
Serum Therapy
Antibiotics and Immunology
Natural Defenses: Humoral or Cellular?
Genetics, Genomics, and Medicine
Paradoxical Progress
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