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. Cannabis Consulting

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

    Ezra Parzybok (Author)

    £19.00

    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
  2. 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)

    £95.00

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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)

    £125.00

    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
  8. A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek Medical Thought

    A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek Medical Thought [Hardback]

    Chiara Thumiger (Author)

    £105.00

    ISBN: 9781107176010
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    The Hippocratic texts and other contemporary medical sources have often been overlooked in discussions of ancient psychology. They have been considered to be more mechanical and less detailed than poetic and philosophical representations, as well ... .... Learn More
  9. Alchemy and Medicine from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

    Alchemy and Medicine from Antiquity to the Enlightenment [Hardback]

    Jennifer Rampling (Editor); Peter M. Jones (Editor)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9781138286368
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: The History of Medicine in Context
    Building upon sustained scholarly and popular interest in both alchemy and pre-modern medicine, this volume reveals how physicians practiced alchemy and alchemists produced medicaments. It shows how, besides sharing knowledge, physicians and alche... .... Learn More
  10. 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

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