The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | September 1, 2008

byWilliam Bynum

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Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this i Very Short Introduction/i surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present. Focussing on the key turning points in the history of Western medicine - such as the advent of hospitals and therise of experimental medicine - but also offering reflections on alternative traditions such as Chinese medicine, Bill Bynum offers insights into medicine's past, while at the same time engaging with contemporary issues, discoveries, and controversies.

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Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this i Very Short Introduction/i surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present. Focussing on the key turning points in the history of Western medicine - such as the advent of hospitals and therise of experimental medicine - but also offer...

William Bynum is Professor Emeritus of the History of Medicine at University College, London, and was for many years Head of the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. He edited the scholarly journal iMedical History/i from 1980 to 2001, and has written on many aspects of the history of medicine and its ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.4 inPublished:September 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019921543X

ISBN - 13:9780199215430

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Bedside Medicine2. Library Medicine3. Hospital Medicine4. Social Medicine5. Laboratory Medicine6. Technological MedicineReferences and Further Reading