brief history of medicine

from Hippocrates to gene therapy
  • 414 Pages
  • 3.84 MB
  • English
Carroll & Graf Publishers , New York
Medicine -- His
StatementPaul Strathern.
LC ClassificationsR131 .S77 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 414 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20186352M
ISBN 100786715251

This book A brief history of medicine brings us back to a time where illness was caused by furious ill-tempered gods and to the beginning of scientific medical /5.

This introduction to the history of medicine begins with the evolution of infectious diseases at the end of the last ice age. It describes the origin of science and medicine in ancient civilizations, including China and India. The first third of the book covers the early period that is /5(13).

This book offers an entertaining, informative, and easy to read review of some of the worst history of medicine and I might have given it 5 stars but for the author's juxtaposition of educated language and medical terms with adolescent sounding language such as shallow references to pop-culture, sometimes clever word creation, and linguistic /5().

A Brief History of Medicine by Paul Strathern,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). History of medicine, the development of the prevention and treatment of disease from prehistoric and ancient times to the 21st century.

Jenner, Edward: smallpox vaccination Edward Jenner vaccinating his child against smallpox; coloured engraving. Wellcome Library, London (CC BY ) Medicine and surgery before Early medicine and folklore. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Hebrew: קיצור תולדות האנושות ‎, [Ḳitsur toldot ha-enoshut]) is a book by Yuval Noah Harari, first published in Hebrew in Israel in based on a series of lectures Harari taught at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in English in The book surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Author: Yuval Noah Harari.

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia King is a Workman Publishing Company publication. A jaw dropping collection of gruesome and ghastly concoctions and procedures guaranteed to cure whatever ails you if it doesnt kill you first.4/5.

As Wootton graphically illustrates, throughout history and right up to the present, bad medical practice has often been deeply entrenched and stubbornly resistant to evidence. This is a bold and challenging book - and the first general history of medicine to acknowledge the frequency with which doctors do harm.

This is a supplement to the first lecture of a six-lecture series on Some Stories in the History of Medicine, given at Senior University Georgetown’s Winter-Spring session.). To see Lecture 1:Introduction, the Invention of the Microscope, the foundations of Germ Theory.

A Brief History of Osteopathic Medicine. Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health.

This philosophy was developed in by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, (pictured) who pioneered the concept of "wellness" and recognized. "A Brief History of Medicine" offers an accessible history of the arguments, missteps, and dumb luck that led to the world's most important medical breakthroughs--from anatomy, grave robbing, the plague, and germ theory to vaccination, quackery, microorganisms, and penicillin.

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History of medicine is a fascinating subject as it is a saga of man's struggle against disease. As the civilization advances and as the disease pattern changes, the medical science also changes.

the notion of history has always been integral to clinical method. From ancient to modern medicine, students have been taught to consider the patient’s history from various perspectives: the history of current symptoms; the patient’s past medical, occu-pational and social history; and the family (and increasingly this means genetic) Size: KB.

How did Western medicine developed to today's dualistic approach that treats the illness or disease but fails to recognise the whole person. An incredibly brief history of medicine. A Brief History of Herbalism The use of plants for medicinal purposes.

The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Babylonians, and Native Americans were all oldest known list of medicinal herbs is Shen Nung’s Pen Ts’ao or Shennong Ben Cao Jing (c.

B.C.), a Chinese herbal that is probably a compilation of an even older oral tradition. This book gives exactly what its titles says: a BRIEF history of Medicine.

However it does it in an easily comprehensible format, easy to follow it and does not get lost in details. The author puts medical history's facts in a environment of the adequate general knowledge, gives the proper historical background for the medicine, and does not /5(7).

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In Brief History of Bad Medicine, Robert M. Youngson and Ian Schott have written the definitive account of medical mishap in modern and not-so- modern times.

From famous quacks to curious forms of sexual healing, from blunders with the brain to drugs worse than the diseases they are intended to treat, the book reveals shamefully dangerous Brand: Little, Brown Book Group.

Making Medicines is a concise, chronological discussion of the history of therapeutics and pharmacy from the Egyptians through to the present day. It focuses on the discovery and uses of medicines to treat illness through the ages, and the evolving role of the pharmacist.

Each chapter is contributed by an expert in the period or field, and illustrates how wider social, political and economic 3/5(3).

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"A Brief Natural History of Civilization uses the science of natural history to frame the peril and promise of our times."—Paul Ewald, author of Plague Time: The New Germ Theory of Disease “Understanding the “big picture” of the development and trajectory of human civilization is vital as a global society faces collapse.

As recounted by Richard Sugg in his book Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians, the first step was to take blood “from persons of warm, moist temperament, such as those of a blotchy, red complexion and rather plump of build.” The next step was to “let it dry into a.

Medicine’, Bulletin of the History of Medicine 77 (), p. For example, Michael Brown, Perf orming Medicine: Medical Culture and Identity in Provincial.

A Brief History of Bitters The author of a new book on bitters explains how they went from medicine to cocktail ingredient.

History of medicine - History of medicine - Japan: The most interesting features of Japanese medicine are the extent to which it was derivative and the rapidity with which, after a slow start, it became Westernized and scientific.

In early times disease was regarded as sent by the gods or produced by the influence of evil spirits. Treatment and prevention were based largely on religious.

BC Birth of Hippocrates, the Greek father of medicine begins the scientific study of medicine and prescribes a form of aspirin. BC Diocles wrote the first known anatomy book. BC Herophilus studies the nervous system.

AD Birth of Galen. Greek physician to gladiators and Roman emperors. c60AD Pedanius Dioscorides writes De Materia. Get this from a library. A brief history of disease, science, and medicine: from the ice age to the genome project. [Michael Kennedy]. A Brief History of AI Introduction.

The intellectual roots of AI, and the concept of intelligent machines, may be found in Greek mythology. Intelligent artifacts appear in literature since then, with real (and fraudulent) mechanical devices actually demonstrated to behave with some degree of intelligence.

From ancient Egyptian "toothers" to today's highly trained dentistry specialists, dental care has interested humans for thousands of years. Early dentists practiced their trade long before they had access to the technologies we enjoy today, such as X-rays, anesthesia, running water, and electricity.

Find out how dentistry evolved from its primitive beginning to modern times. The book summarizes and systematizes the previous millennia of herbal experience and deals with the anatomy and physiology of the human body.

This work lays the foundation for TCM. Later important books also represent milestones in the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

History Of Medicine Texts. All of our publications are free to view or download A Short History Medical Book Illustration: A Short History, John L. Thornton & Carole Reeves,PDF. John L. Thornton & Carole Reeves pages, " x 11", Black & White, English, The book concludes with a brief and rather understated section on the future of endoscopy.

This book has been researched and written with Modlin's classic, scholarly approach to medical history. His infectious enthusiasm for his subject abounds on every page with wonderful reproductions of historical prints, lithographs, and photographs, many Author: Richard H.

Hunt. HOMEOPATHY. While it can scarcely compare in antiquity with Chinese or Indian medicine, homeopathy is the longest established CAM to have arisen in Europe. 7 It was founded by Samuel Hahnemann (), who grew up in Meissen in Germany, received his medical degree in Erlangen inand died a millionaire in Paris in During his first fifteen years as a physician Hahnemann struggled Cited by:   A Brief History of Book Burning, From the Printing Press to Internet Archives As long as there have been books, people have burned them—but over the years, the motivation has changedAuthor: Lorraine Boissoneault.The history of science is the study of the development of science, including both the natural and social sciences (the history of the arts and humanities is termed history of scholarship).Science is a body of empirical, theoretical, and practical knowledge about the natural world, produced by scientists who emphasize the observation, explanation, and prediction of real-world phenomena.