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  • ISBN: 0521864267
  • ISBN: 9780521864268
  • ISBN: 0521682894
  • ISBN: 9780521682893
  • Physical Description: print
    vi, 408 pages : maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Rev. ed.
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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General Note: Revised edition of: The Cambridge illustrated history of medicine / edited by Roy Porter.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-382) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: The history of disease / Kenneth F. Kiple -- The rise of medicine / Vivian Nutton -- What is disease? / Roy Porter -- Primary care / Edward Shorter -- Medical science / Roy Porter -- Hospitals and surgery / Roy Porter -- Drug treatment and the rise of pharmacology / Miles Weatherall -- Mental illness / Roy Porter -- Medicine, society, and the state / John Pickstone -- Looking to the future (1996) / Geoff Watts -- Addendum: Looking to the future revisited / Geoff Watts.
Summary, etc.: Surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, while at the same time engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have beset and characterized medical progress. The authors weave a narrative that connects disease, doctors, primary care, surgery, the rise of hospitals, drug treatment and pharmacology, mental illness and psychiatry. This volume emphasizes the crucial developments of the past 150 years, but also examines classical, medieval, and Islamic and East Asian medicine.
Subject: Medicine History
History of Medicine
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