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. Manufactured Bodies

    Manufactured Bodies: The Impact of Industrialisation on London Health [Paperback]

    Gaynor Western (Author); Jelena Bekvalac (Author)

    Regular Price: £12.99

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    ISBN: 9781789253221
    Published by : Oxbow Books
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    Industrialisation is a notoriously complex issue in terms of the hazards and benefits it has brought to human beings in our endeavours to improve our lives. This is never more evident than in the field of health and medicine, where there are many ... .... Learn More
  2. The Rhetoric of Medicine: Lessons on Professionalism from Ancient Greece

    The Rhetoric of Medicine: Lessons on Professionalism from Ancient Greece [Hardback]

    Nigel Nicholson (Author); Nathan Selden (Author)

    £47.99

    ISBN: 9780190457488
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    The Rhetoric of Medicine explores problems that confront medical professionals today by first examining similar problems that confronted physicians in ancient Greece. This framework provides illuminating entry points into challenges faced by the p... .... Learn More
  3. Medicine and Markets: Essays on Ancient Medicine in honour of Vivian Nutton

    Medicine and Markets: Essays on Ancient Medicine in honour of Vivian Nutton [Hardback]

    Laurence Totelin (Editor); Rebecca Flemming (Editor)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9781910589786
    Published by : Classical Press of Wales
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    The study of ancient medicine has been revolutionised over the last half century and Vivian Nutton has been a leading figure. Here distinguished colleagues and former students offer essays in his honour, developing themes from his ground-breaking ... .... Learn More
  4. Brill's Companion to the Reception of Galen

    Brill's Companion to the Reception of Galen [Hardback]

    Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (Editor); Barbara Zipser (Editor)

    £181.00

    ISBN: 9789004302211
    Published by : Brill
    Series: Brill's Companions to Classical Reception
    Volume: 17
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    Brill's Companion to the Reception of Galen presents a comprehensive account of the afterlife of the corpus of the second-century AD Greek physician Galen of Pergamum. In 31 chapters, written by a range of experts in the field, it shows how Galen ... .... Learn More
  5. Cultures of Healing: Medieval and After

    Cultures of Healing: Medieval and After [Hardback]

    Peregrine Horden (Author)

    £105.00

    ISBN: 9781472456144
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Variorum Collected Studies
    This volume brings together for the first time an updated collection of articles exploring poverty, poor relief, illness, and health care as they intersected in Western Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, during a `long' Middle Ages. It... .... Learn More
  6. Madness, Medicine and Miracle in Twelfth-Century England

    Madness, Medicine and Miracle in Twelfth-Century England [Hardback]

    Claire Trenery (Author)

    £115.00

    ISBN: 9780815367451
    Published by : Routledge
    This book explores how madness was defined and diagnosed as a condition of the mind in the Middle Ages and what effects it was thought to have on the bodies, minds and souls of sufferers. Madness is examined through narratives of miraculous pun... .... Learn More
  7. Galen: Works on Human Nature  : Volume 1, Mixtures (De Temperamentis)

    Galen: Works on Human Nature : Volume 1, Mixtures (De Temperamentis) [Hardback]

    P. N. Singer (Author); Philip J. van der Eijk (Author); Piero Tassinari (Author)

    £90.00

    ISBN: 9781107023147
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Series: Cambridge Galen Translations
    Mixtures is of central importance for Galen's views on the human body. It presents his influential typology of the human organism according to nine mixtures (or 'temperaments') of hot, cold, dry and wet. It also develops Galen's ideal of the 'well... .... Learn More
  8. The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates

    The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates [Paperback]

    Peter E. Pormann (Editor)

    £26.99

    ISBN: 9781107695849
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
    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
  9. 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
    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
  10. 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
    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

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