An Introduction to the History of Medicine: From the Time of the Pharaohs to the End of the XVIIIth Century

1st Edition

Charles Greene Cumston

Routledge
December 14, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 468 Pages
ISBN 9781138394506 - CAT# K400433
Series: Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

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Summary

Originally published in 1926, An Introduction to the History of Medicine is a compilation of reliable and essential contributions to the subject of the history of medicine. The book looks at the evolution of medicine from the practices in Ancient Egypt, to the medicine of the 16th century, and examines the work of Hippocrates and Galen. The book also examines the philosophy that began around the practice of medicine, as well as early discussions of ethics. It also looks at early medicine through the lens of religion, covering the practices of medicine in Hindu, Chaldean and Islamic religions. The book provides a broad coverage of early medicine in ancient civilizations, focusing particularly on Ancient Greece, Persia and Rome.

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