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 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
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    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
  2. 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
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Human Remains in Archaeology

    Human Remains in Archaeology: A Handbook [Paperback]

    Charlotte A. Roberts (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781909990036
    Published by : Council for British Archaeology
    Series: CBA Practical Handbook
    Volume: 19
    This revised and updated 2nd edition of Professor Charlotte Robert's best-selling Practical Handbook provides the very latest guidance on all aspects of the recovery, handling and study of human remains. Professon Roberts is one of the UK's leadin... .... Learn More
  7. A Guide to Cyanobacteria

    A Guide to Cyanobacteria: Identification and Impact [Paperback]

    Mark A. Nienaber (Author); Miriam Steinitz-Kannan (Author)

    £15.00

    ISBN: 9780813175591
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) and the toxins they can produce pose serious economic, environmental, and public health problems worldwide. Much of the scientific and public interest in these microorganisms arises from their tendenc... .... Learn More
  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. 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

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