Medicine & Disease

The archaeology and cultural backdrop to the study of medicine and disease from the ancient world to the present day.

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  1. Medicine: Antiquity and Its Legacy

    Medicine: Antiquity and Its Legacy [Paperback]

    Caroline Petit (Author)

    £12.99

    ISBN: 9781845118471
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    Series: Ancients and Moderns
    The extent to which classical theories about, and practices of, medical knowledge have shaped and continue to define medicine today is remarkable: but not always widely appreciated. Caroline Petit here offers a concise yet comprehensive account of... .... Learn More
  2. Alchemy, Medicine, and Commercial Book Production: A Codicological and Linguistic Study of the Voigts-Sloane Group of Middle English Manuscripts

    Alchemy, Medicine, and Commercial Book Production: A Codicological and Linguistic Study of the Voigts-Sloane Group of Middle English Manuscripts [Hardback]

    Alpo Honkapohja (Author)

    £68.00

    ISBN: 9782503566474
    Published by : Brepols
    Series: Texts and Transitions
    Volume: 9
    The Voigts-Sloane group of Middle English manuscripts, first described by Professor Emerita Linda Voigts in 1990, has attracted much curiosity and scholarly attention. The manuscripts exhibit a degree of uniformity that may originate from systemat... .... Learn More
  3. Praxagoras of Cos on Arteries, Pulse and Pneuma: Fragments and Interpretation

    Praxagoras of Cos on Arteries, Pulse and Pneuma: Fragments and Interpretation [Hardback]

    Orly Lewis (Author)

    £125.00

    ISBN: 9789004337428
    Published by : Brill
    Series: Studies in Ancient Medicine
    Volume: 48
    The distinction that Praxagoras of Cos (4th-3rd c. BC) made between arteries and veins and his views on pulsation and pneuma are two significant turning points in the history of ideas and medicine. In this book Orly Lewis presents the fragmentary ... .... Learn More
  4. A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome

    A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome [Hardback]

    J. C. McKeown (Author)

    £12.99

    ISBN: 9780190610432
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    There are few disciplines as exciting and forward-looking as medicine. Unfortunately, however, many modern practitioners have rather lost sight of the origins of their discipline. A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities aspires to make good this ... .... Learn More
  5. From Blue Ribbons to Code Blue

    From Blue Ribbons to Code Blue [Paperback]

    Jennifer Miller Field (Author); Joanne Field (Author); Alan Weiss PhD (Other)

    £24.00

    ISBN: 9781941934036
    Published by : Grove Street
    From a young age, Jennifer Field was in love with horses and riding. Blessed with natural talent, she was headed for the Olympics when a traumatic brain injury took that dream away. From Blue Ribbon to Code Blue tells the inspiring story of her co... .... Learn More
  6. Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity

    Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity [Paperback]

    Gary B. Ferngren (Author)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9781421420066
    Published by : Johns Hopkins University Press
    Drawing on New Testament studies and recent scholarship on the expansion of the Christian church, Gary B. Ferngren presents a comprehensive historical account of medicine and medical philanthropy in the first five centuries of the Christian era. F... .... Learn More
  7. Galen: On the Structure of the Art of Medicine. The Art of Medicine. On the Practice of Medicine to Glaucon

    Galen: On the Structure of the Art of Medicine. The Art of Medicine. On the Practice of Medicine to Glaucon [Hardback]

    Ian Johnston (Editor)

    £15.95

    ISBN: 9780674997004
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Galen of Pergamum (AD 129–?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, and medical historian, a theoretician and practitioner, who wrote forcefully and prolifically on an as... .... Learn More
  8. Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth

    Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth [Hardback]

    Richard J. Wiseman (Author)

    £29.00

    ISBN: 9780819575890
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    Prior to 1972, visitors to Connecticut state mental hospitals might have noticed a six-year-old chronically depressed girl crouching in the corner of a chaotic cafeteria, or a seven-year-old autistic boy sleeping on a cot next to a seventy-year-ol... .... Learn More
  9. Environment, Society and the Black Death

    Environment, Society and the Black Death: An interdisciplinary approach to the late-medieval crisis in Sweden [Paperback]

    Per Lagerås (Editor)

    Regular Price: £36.00

    Special Price: £9.95

    ISBN: 9781785700545
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    In the mid-fourteenth century the Black Death ravaged Europe, leading to dramatic population drop and social upheavals. Recurring plague outbreaks together with social factors pushed Europe into a deep crisis that lasted for more ... .... Learn More
  10. Arabian Drugs in Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

    Arabian Drugs in Medieval Mediterranean Medicine [Hardback]

    Zohar Amar (Author); Efraim Lev (Author)

    £80.00

    ISBN: 9780748697816
    Published by : Edinburgh University Press
    For more than one thousand years Arab medicine held sway in the ancient world, from the shores of Spain in the West to China, India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the East. This book explores the impact of Greek (as well as Indian and Persian) med... .... Learn More

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