Through the Darkness: Glimpses into the History of Western Medicine by Monica-Maria Stapelberg

Through the Darkness: Glimpses into the History of Western Medicine

byMonica-Maria Stapelberg

Kobo ebook | February 20, 2016

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The fascinating history of medicine in Europe is filled with curious, often bizarre, strange, and gruesome cures, enthusiastically espoused by physicians and other medical practitioners of the times. Repulsive and disgusting examples of ‘medications’ often dominated treatment directives and many proposed cures were all but useless, highly dangerous and even lethal.

This book explores compelling, and at times shocking facts, offering select glimpses into the journey of Western medicine ‘through the darkness’. Guaranteed to astound, interest and occasionally make one shudder at what constituted orthodox therapeutic observances of the past, the author highlights diverse medical practices, as well as dreaded diseases.

Ever mindful of not lapsing into what historians have called ‘the enormous condescension of posterity’, the book serves as an exposition on the 'growing pains' of a field born of supposition, and reared in a milieu of theocracy and superstition, before finally emerging as the modern science of medicine we know today.

Title:Through the Darkness: Glimpses into the History of Western MedicineFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 20, 2016Publisher:Crux Publishing LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909979287

ISBN - 13:9781909979284

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