Special Topics

Download The History of Medicine: Early Civilizations: Prehistoric by Kate Kelly PDF

Posted On April 11, 2017 at 4:26 am by / Comments Off on Download The History of Medicine: Early Civilizations: Prehistoric by Kate Kelly PDF

By Kate Kelly

The tale of early drugs is one in every of magic and sorcery, faith and prayers, shamans and surgeons, and ingenuity and experimentation. This identify contains chapters akin to: Paleopathology - the examine of illness in Prehistoric occasions; What the Mummies demonstrate; Indian impact on drugs; and, scientific development in the course of the Roman Empire.

Show description

Read Online or Download The History of Medicine: Early Civilizations: Prehistoric Times to 500 C.E. PDF

Best special topics books

The Technology of Orgasm: ''Hysteria,'' the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

From the time of Hippocrates till the Twenties, massaging lady sufferers to orgasm used to be a staple of clinical perform between Western physicians within the therapy of "hysteria," an affliction as soon as thought of either universal and persistent in ladies. medical professionals loathed this time-consuming approach and for hundreds of years depended on midwives.

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery: An Operative Guide (Arnold Publication)

Fix of straightforward and intricate belly hernias by way of the laparoscopic approach is now the tactic of selection in lots of facilities. Laparoscopic fix deals similar results to open fix, with the extra merits of better sufferer pride and diminished hospitalization. For a few hernias, particularly incisional and hiatal, the result seems to be greater utilizing the minimally invasive process.

Worse than the Disease: Pitfalls of Medical Progress

This ebook examines 4 scientific suggestions that epitomize the pitfalls of development: DES, an artificial estrogen prescribed to thousands of ladies to avoid miscarriages, which produced devastating unwanted effects; the synthetic center; the 1976 swine flu immunization application; and genetic engineering. Dutton and the members hint the human offerings that govern clinical and clinical innovation and discover the political, monetary, and social components that impression these offerings.

The Royal Doctors, 1485-1714:: Medical Personnel at the Tudor and Stuart Courts

Drawing upon a myriad of fundamental and secondary old assets, The Royal medical professionals: clinical team of workers on the Tudor and Stuart Courts investigates the influential people who attended England's most vital sufferers in the course of a pivotal epoch within the evolution of the kingdom and the scientific occupation.

Additional resources for The History of Medicine: Early Civilizations: Prehistoric Times to 500 C.E.

Example text

While others who had preceded Ruffer by 60 years or so (the 1850s) had found rudimentary ways to separate tissue samples from mummies so that tendons, cartilages, nerves, muscles, and fat (continues) 46 Early Civilizations (continued) could all be studied, Ruffer developed a rehydration method that permitted the sectioning of the brittle tissues so that they could be stained and studied. ) Ruffer’s solution was a formulation of distilled water, ethanol, and aqueous sodium carbonate with an added fixative.

Their amazing pyramids, fi lled with all that an Egyptian ruler might need for the afterlife, and their mummification of bodies to preserve them for life in the next world has permitted a new level of understanding about the health beliefs and medical treatments that were part of the Egyptian culture for almost 3,000 years. , settlements began to sprout along the Nile River in the area that was to become Egypt. The people found a plentiful supply of fish and eventually (ca. ) learned that the regular flooding of the river created fertile soil for farming.

Consisted mostly of magic. Interestingly, the earlier documents reflect a more rational approach to medicine, with magic increasing over time. Preparation for the Afterlife Led to Embalming Preservation of the body was very important to the Egyptians; they had a deep belief in life after death and wanted to be certain that the person would have access to his or her body. ), Egyptians buried their dead in shallow graves in the desert. The hot, dry air proved perfect for drying out the body and created a natural mummification process.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.94 of 5 – based on 8 votes