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The Western Medical Tradition

The Western Medical Tradition
2 Volume Paperback Set


  • Date Published: May 2009
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521678070

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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 WWII. It is an authoritative source of new information as well as a synthesis of the current state of knowledge.

    • An authoritative set, by members of the academic staff of the world's leading centre for the history of medicine
    • Contains a comprehensive account of the history of Western medicine, from the 8th century BC to the end of the 20th century
    • Contains useful summary material: illustrations, charts and tables, timelines, bibliographical essays
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2009
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521678070
    • length: 970 pages
    • dimensions: 325 x 250 x 75 mm
    • weight: 2.19kg
    • contains: 35 tables
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • 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
    Index. The Western Medical Tradition, 1800–2000:
    1. Medicine in transformation, 1800–50
    2. The rise of science in medicine, 1850–1913
    3. Continuity in crisis: medicine, 1914–45
    4. Medical enterprise and global response, 1945–2000.

  • Authors

    W. F. Bynum, University College London

    Anne Hardy, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College, London

    Stephen Jacyna, University College London

    Christopher Lawrence, University College London

    E. M. Tansey, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College, London

    Lawrence I. Conrad

    Michael Neve

    Vivian Nutton

    Roy Porter

    Andrew Wear

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