The Western Medical Tradition 2 Volume Paperback Set by W. F. BynumThe Western Medical Tradition 2 Volume Paperback Set by W. F. Bynum

The Western Medical Tradition 2 Volume Paperback Set

byW. F. Bynum, Anne Hardy, Stephen Jacyna

Paperback | February 16, 2009

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This set comprises two paperback volumes. The first volume, The Western Medical Tradition, 800BC-1800AD, examines the system of medical ideas that went back to the Greeks of the eighth century BC, and played a major role in the understanding and treatment of health and disease. Its influence spread from the Aegean basin to the rest of the Mediterranean region, to Europe, and then to European settlements overseas. The second volume, The Western Medical Tradition, 1800-2000, is a detailed and authoritative account, which describes the most important people, events, and transformations in 'Western' medicine, with explanations for why medicine developed as it did. It contains one of the first historical summaries of the development of medicine after WW II. It is an authoritative source of new information as well as a synthesis of the current state of knowledge.
Roy Sydney Porter was born December 31, 1946. He grew up in a south London working class home. He attended Wilson¿s Grammar School, Camberwell, and won an unheard of scholarship to Cambridge. His starred double first in history at Cambridge University (1968) led to a junior research fellowship at his college, Christ's, followed by a te...
Title:The Western Medical Tradition 2 Volume Paperback SetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:970 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 2.95 inPublished:February 16, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521678072

ISBN - 13:9780521678070

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Table of Contents

The Western Medical Tradition, 800BC-1800AD: Introduction; 1. Medicine in the Greek world, 800-50BC; 2. Roman medicine, 250BC-200AD; 3. Medicine in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages; 4. The Arab-Islamic medical tradition; 5. Medicine in medieval western Europe, 1000-1500; 6. Medicine in early modern Europe, 1500-1700; 7. The eighteenth century; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index. The Western Medical Tradition, 1800-2000: 1. Medicine in transformation, 1800-1850; 2. The rise of science in medicine, 1850-1913; 3. Continuity in crisis: medicine, 1914-1945; 4. Medical enterprise and global response, 1945-2000.