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Disease and Medicine in World History

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"Disease and Medicine in World History" is a concise introduction to the diverse ideas about disease and its treatment throughout the world. Drawing on case studies from ancient Egypt to present-day America and Europe, this survey discusses concepts of sickness and forms of treatment in different cultures. Sheldon Watts reveals that medical practices in the past were shaped as much by philosophers and metaphysicians as by surgeons and practitioners. This volume is a landmark contribution to the field of world history. It covers the principal medical systems known in the world, based on extensive original research. Watts raises questions about globalization in medicine and the potential impact of infectious diseases in the present day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415278164
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Medicine
Author:
Watts, S. J.
Author:
Watts, Sheldon
Subject:
History
Subject:
Disease
Subject:
History of medicine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Series:
Themes in World History
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
166
Dimensions:
9.54x5.98x.74 in. .88 lbs.

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