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History of medicine. Medical expeditions

  • Die Testimonien zur ältesten knidischen Lehre und Analysen knidischer Schriften im Corpus Hippocraticumby

    De Gruyter 1975; US$ 238.00

    Knidische Medizin: Die Testimonien Zur ältesten Knidischen Lehre Und Analysen Knidischer Schriften Im Corpus Hippocraticum, Tl 1: Teil 1 more...

  • Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egyptby Hibba Abugideiri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of Empire' to serve the state building processes in Egypt by the British colonial administration, which effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. The book shows how the introduction... more...

  • Ärzte in der Antikeby Heike Achner

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2010; US$ 25.65

    Anatomiestudien, Gehirnchirurgie, Frauenheilkunde, ganzheitliche Behandlung: In der griechisch-römischen Antike war die Medizin hoch entwickelt. Dieser abwechslungsreich bebilderte Band stellt die bedeutendsten Ärzte des Altertums vor ? von den frühgriechischen Wanderärzten bis zu den hoch spezialisierten Fachleuten in Rom nach der Zeitenwende. Interessante... more...

  • Traditional Chinese Medicineby J. Adams; E. J. Lien

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2013; US$ 240.00

    Traditional Chinese medicine has a strong scientific basis, but the science of these important preparations is often rarely discussed. Western approaches often simplify traditional Chinese medicine to drug discovery in Chinese plants, however, the majority of traditional Chinese medications use complex mixtures of plant extracts, rather than single... more...

  • Medicine in the Qur'an and Sunnahby Umar Faruk Adamu

    Safari Books Ltd. 2012; US$ 34.95

    It is the aim of this book while clarifying doubts and misconceptions, to provide a thorough reappraisal of the intellectual and rich cultural heritage of Islam with regards to the principles and practice of medicine and its representation to the world in the language of today. In nine chapters a range of topics are discussed including: The Promotion... more...

  • Medicine in the Old Westby Jeremy Agnew

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    The healing arts as practiced in the Old West often meant the difference between life and death for American pioneers. Whether the challenge was sickness, an Indian arrow, a gunshot wound, or a fall from a horse, a pioneer in the western territories required care for medical emergencies, but often had to make do until a doctor could be found. This... more...

  • Brown-Sequardby Michael J. Aminoff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 58.99

    Brown-Seguard: An Improbable Genius Who Transformed Medicine traces the strange career of an eccentric, restless, widely admired, nineteenth-century physician-scientist who eventually came to be scorned by antivivisectionists for his work on animals, by churchgoers who believed that he encouraged licentious behavior, and by other scientists for his... more...

  • Medicine and Colonial Identityby Bridie Andrews; Mary P. Sutphen

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 175.00

    This volume shows how the study of medicine can provide new insights into colonial identity, and the possibility of accomodating multiple perspectives on identity within a single narrative. more...

  • A Cretan Healer's Handbook in the Byzantine Traditionby Patricia Ann Clark

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    This is an edition and translation of a traditional healer's notebook from Crete. It belongs to the genre of iatrosophia: practical manuals of collected healing wisdom with admixtures of agricultural and household lore and elements of religious, astrological and magical beliefs. At its core lies material from earlier classical and Byzantine medical... more...

  • A New History of Identityby Professor David Armstrong

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 140.00

    Medical texts provide a powerful means of accessing contemporary perceptions of illness and through them assumptions about the nature of the body and identity. By mapping these perceptions, from their nineteenth-century focus on illness located in a biological body through to their 'discovery' of the psycho-social patient of the late twentieth century,... more...