The Western Medical Tradition: 800 BC to AD 1800 by Lawrence I. ConradThe Western Medical Tradition: 800 BC to AD 1800 by Lawrence I. Conrad

The Western Medical Tradition: 800 BC to AD 1800

byLawrence I. Conrad, Michael Neve, Vivian Nutton

Paperback | August 25, 1995

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The influence of Greek medical practices dating back to the fifth century B.C. has had an immeasurable impact on the development of medicine in the West over the subsequent centuries. This text is designed to cover the history of Western medicine from Classical Antiquity to 1800. As one guiding thread it takes the system of medical ideas that, in large part, went back to the Greeks of the fifth century B.C., and played a major role in the understanding and treatment of health and disease. The influence of Greek medicine spread from the Aegean basin to the rest of the Mediterranean region, to Europe, and then to European settlements overseas. By the nineteenth century, however, this tradition no longer carried the same force or occupied so central a position within medicine. This book charts the influence of this tradition through twenty centuries, examining it in its social and historical context. It is essential reading as a new synthesis for all students of the history of medicine.
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...
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Title:The Western Medical Tradition: 800 BC to AD 1800Format:PaperbackDimensions:574 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 1.18 inPublished:August 25, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521475643

ISBN - 13:9780521475648

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Medicine in the Greek world, 800-50 BC; 2. Roman medicine, 250 BC-200 AD; 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.

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