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. The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates

    The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates [Paperback]

    Peter E. Pormann (Editor)

    £24.99

    ISBN: 9781107695849
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
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    Hippocrates is a towering figure in Greek medicine. Dubbed the 'father of medicine', he has inspired generations of physicians over millennia in both the East and West. Despite this, little is known about him, and scholars have long debated his re... .... Learn More
  2. Cannabis Consulting

    Cannabis Consulting: Helping Patients, Parents, and Practitioners Understand Medical Marijuana [Paperback]

    Ezra Parzybok (Author)

    £15.95

    ISBN: 9781512601107
    Published by : University Press of New England
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    As the movement for legalization of marijuana spreads across the country, it is important to weigh the possible benefits and pitfalls of cannabis use. Cannabis Consulting is both a handbook and a report from the front lines of medical marijuana us... .... Learn More
  3. Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World

    Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World [Hardback]

    Paul Keyser (Editor); John Scarborough (Editor)

    £115.00

    ISBN: 9780199734146
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Series: Oxford Handbooks
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    With a focus on science in the ancient societies of Greece and Rome, including glimpses into Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China, The Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World offers an in depth synthesis of science and medici... .... Learn More
  4. Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe [Hardback]

    Frederick W. Gibbs (Author)

    £115.00

    ISBN: 9781472420398
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean
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    This book explores how late medieval and early modern physicians (c. 1250-1600) teased out the complex relationships between poison, medicine, and disease. It argues how such discussions must revise the standard history of toxicology, which does n... .... Learn More
  5. Cancer Screening in the Developing World

    Cancer Screening in the Developing World: Case Studies and Strategies from the Field [Hardback]

    Madelon L. Finkel (Editor)

    £89.00

    ISBN: 9781512602500
    Published by : Dartmouth College Press
    Series: Geisel Series in Global Health and Medicine
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    Worldwide, cancer is responsible for one in eight deaths - more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. This global burden starkly illustrates the inequality between the developed and the developing world. While the majority of people livin... .... Learn More
  6. Cancer Screening in the Developing World

    Cancer Screening in the Developing World: Case Studies and Strategies from the Field [Paperback]

    Madelon L. Finkel (Editor)

    £33.00

    ISBN: 9781512602517
    Published by : Dartmouth College Press
    Series: Geisel Series in Global Health and Medicine
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    Worldwide, cancer is responsible for one in eight deaths—more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. This global burden starkly illustrates the inequality between the developed and the developing world. While the majority of people living ... .... Learn More
  7. Medical Anthropology in the Late Middle Ages: Body, Soul, and the Virtues According to Peter of Abano

    Medical Anthropology in the Late Middle Ages: Body, Soul, and the Virtues According to Peter of Abano [Hardback]

    Matthew Klemm (Author)

    £105.00

    ISBN: 9781409463924
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean
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  8. 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
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    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
  9. The Comparable Body - Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman Medicine

    The Comparable Body - Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman Medicine [Hardback]

    John Wee (Editor)

    £139.00

    ISBN: 9789004356764
    Published by : Brill
    Series: Studies in Ancient Medicine
    Volume: 49
    The Comparable Body - Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman Medicine explores how analogy and metaphor illuminate and shape conceptions about the human body and disease, through 11 case studies from ancient Mesopo... .... Learn More
  10. Galen: Psychological Writings: Avoiding Distress, Character Traits, The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Affections and Errors Peculiar to Each Person's Soul, The Capacities of the Soul Depend on the Mixtures of the Body

    Galen: Psychological Writings: Avoiding Distress, Character Traits, The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Affections and Errors Peculiar to Each Person's Soul, The Capacities of the Soul Depend on the Mixtures of the Body [Paperback]

    P. N. Singer (Editor)

    £24.99

    ISBN: 9781108438537
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Series: Cambridge Galen Translations
    All Galen's surviving shorter works on psychology and ethics - including the recently discovered Avoiding Distress, and the neglected Character Traits, extant only in Arabic - are here presented in one volume in a new English translation, with sub... .... Learn More

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