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Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine

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The Cambridge Library Collection reissues milestone publications in the history of Western medicine as well as studies of other medical traditions. Its coverage ranges from Galen's work on anatomy to Florence Nightingale's advice to nurses, with a special focus on nineteenth-century developments. It is sobering to realise that as recently as the Victorian period, learned opinion was that diseases such as typhus and cholera were spread by a 'miasma' and suggestions that doctors should wash their hands before examining patients were greeted with mockery by the profession. The series includes colonial reports on tropical diseases, treatises on the effects of climate and diet, documents on public health and military medicine, early research into mental health and genetics and publications on spa culture and medicinal plants.

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There are 74 books in this series...

Observations on the Diseases of the Army

In Camp and Garrison
Volume 0

  • John Pringle
  • Paperback | Published January 2018
  • Not yet published - available from January 2018 | AUD$68.95 | Add to basket

Practical Hints for the Construction and Economy of Pauper Lunatic Asylums

Volume 0

  • Samuel Tuke
  • Paperback | Published January 2018
  • Not yet published - available from January 2018 | AUD$35.95 | Add to basket

The Elements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics 2 Volume Set

Volume 0

  • Jonathan Pereira
  • 3 Paperback books | Published January 2014
  • Temporarily unavailable - available from November 2017 | AUD$320.00 | Add to basket

The History of the Plague, as It Has Lately Appeared in the Islands of Malta, Goza, Corfu, Cephalonia

Detailing Important Facts, Illustrative of the Specific Contagion of that Disease, with Particulars of the Means Adopted for Its Eradication
Volume 0

  • James Dillon Tully
  • Paperback | Published January 2018
  • Not yet published - available from January 2018 | AUD$51.95 | Add to basket

The Physiology and Pathology of the Mind

Volume 0

  • Henry Maudsley
  • Paperback | Published January 2018
  • Not yet published - available from January 2018 | AUD$65.95 | Add to basket