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A Short History of Medicine (Modern Library Chronicles)

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Publisher Comments:

Insightful, informed, and at times controversial in its conclusions, A Short History of Medicine offers an exceptional introduction to the major and many minor facets of its subject.

In this lively, learned, and wholly engrossing volume, F. González-Crussi presents a brief yet authoritative five-hundred-year history of the science, the philosophy, and the controversies of modern medicine. While this illuminating work mainly explores Western medicine over the past five centuries, González-Crussi also describes how modern medicines roots extend to both Greco-Roman antiquity and Eastern medical traditions.

Covered here in engaging detail are the birth of anatomy and the practice of dissections; the transformation of surgery from a gruesome art to a sophisticated medical specialty; a short history of infectious diseases; the evolution of the diagnostic process; advances in obstetrics and anesthesia; and modern psychiatric therapies and the challenges facing organized medicine today. Written by a renowned author and educator, this book gives us the very essence of our search to mitigate suffering, save lives, and unlock the mysteries of the human animal.

“[González-Crussi fuses] science, literature, and personal history into highly civilized artifacts.”

The Washington Post, on There Is a World Elsewhere

About the Author

F. González-Crussi is professor emeritus of pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is the author of Suspended Animation: Six Essays on the Preservation of Bodily Parts, a New York Times Notable Book; The Five Senses, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; and Notes of an Anatomist, winner of the nonfiction first prize of the Society for Midland Authors. He lives in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812975536
Author:
Gonzalez Crussi, Fra
Publisher:
Modern Library
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Gonzalez-Crussi, F.
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Subject:
History
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Medicine
Subject:
Medicine -- History.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Chronicles
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.00x5.26x.57 in. .45 lbs.

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