A History of Medicine, Third Edition

Lois N. Magner, Oliver J Kim

December 20, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 446 Pages
ISBN 9781138103825 - CAT# K34967

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Highly readable and concise introduction

Highlights the practices of civilizations around the world and their influence on modern clinical practice

Describes how the research of pioneering scientists and physicians has contributed to our current understanding of health and disease

Brand new material covering “Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism” and “Infectious Agents and New Concepts: From Chronic Diseases to the Microbiome.”

Ideal for anyone seeking to develop a solid understanding of the medical history of Western and non-Western cultures, particularly medical and health science students and practitioners looking for an accessible and manageable introduction to this broad field


Designed for survey courses in the field A History of Medicine presents a wide-ranging overview for those seeking a solid grounding in the medical history of Western and non-Western cultures. Invaluable to instructors promoting the history of medicine in pre-professional training, and stressing major themes in the history of medicine, this third edition continues to stimulate further exploration of the events, methodologies, and theories that have shaped medical practices in decades past and continue to do so today.


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