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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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) medical ... .... Learn More
  8. 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)

    £131.00

    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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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