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By Lois N. Magner
A non-technical, jargon-free presentation of the historical past of medication from palaeopathology to fresh theories and practices of recent drugs. It offers a wide-ranging evaluation of Western medication and an creation to the wealthy and sundry scientific traditions of the close to and much East.;This textual content stresses the key topics within the historical past of drugs - putting the fashionable event in the framework of ancient concerns - and it provides scientific historical past as a big a part of highbrow and social background, delivering scholars with an exam of the sector that encourages them to question glossy clinical assumptions. parts which are much less everyday to scholars are highlighted, and case histories symbolize broader concerns and tendencies.
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Morton's Medical Bibliography: An Annotated Checklist of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine (Garrison and Morton). 5th edition. Brookfield, VT: Gower Publishing Company Ltd. Neu, John, ed. (1980). Isis Cumulative Bibliography 19661975. A Bibliography of the History of Science Formed from Isis Critical Bibliographies 91100. Indexing Literature Published from 1965 to 1974. London: Mansell. Whitrow, Magda, ed. (19711976). Isis Cumulative Bibliography: A Bibliography of the History of Science Formed from Isis Critical Bibliographies 190, 19131965.
A Bibliography of the History of Science Formed from Isis Critical Bibliographies 91100. Indexing Literature Published from 1965 to 1974. London: Mansell. Whitrow, Magda, ed. (19711976). Isis Cumulative Bibliography: A Bibliography of the History of Science Formed from Isis Critical Bibliographies 190, 19131965. 3 volumes London: Mansell. Page xv Contents Foreword John Parascandola v Preface vii 1. Paleopathology and Paleomedicine 1 2. Medicine in Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia and Egypt 17 3.
For example, a peculiarity of the ankle joint, known as a squatting facet, is found in people who spend much of their time in a squatting position. Thus, the absence of squatting facets distinguishes those who sat in chairs from those who did not. Certain tumors or cancers have been found in ancient human bones throughout the world. However, the pattern of malignant bone tumors in ancient times seems to be quite different from that in modern societies. Because hormones regulate the growth and development of all parts of the body, a malfunction of the endocrine glands may leave signs in the bones.