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)

    Regular Price: £26.99

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    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
  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)

    Regular Price: £115.00

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    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Battlefield Surgeon

    Battlefield Surgeon: Life and Death on the Front Lines of World War II [Hardback]

    Paul A. Kennedy (Author); Christopher B. Kennedy (Editor); Rick Atkinson (Author); John T. Greenwood (Other)

    £34.00

    ISBN: 9780813167237
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: American Warriors Series
    In November 1942, Paul Andrew Kennedy (1912--1993) boarded the St. Elena in New York Harbor and sailed for Casablanca as part of Operation Torch, the massive Allied invasion of North Africa. As a member of the US Army's 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Gro... .... Learn More
  6. Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth

    Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth [Hardback]

    Richard J. Wiseman (Author)

    £21.95

    ISBN: 9780819575890
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    Prior to 1972, visitors to Connecticut state mental hospitals might have noticed a six-year-old chronically depressed girl crouching in the corner of a chaotic cafeteria, or a seven-year-old autistic boy sleeping on a cot next to a seventy-year-ol... .... Learn More
  7. Environment, Society and the Black Death

    Environment, Society and the Black Death: An interdisciplinary approach to the late-medieval crisis in Sweden [Paperback]

    Per Lagerås (Editor)

    £36.00

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    ISBN: 9781785700545
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    In the mid-fourteenth century the Black Death ravaged Europe, leading to dramatic population drop and social upheavals. Recurring plague outbreaks together with social factors pushed Europe into a deep crisis that lasted for more than a century. T... .... Learn More
  8. The Origins of Ancient Greek Science

    The Origins of Ancient Greek Science: Blood - A Philosophical Study [Hardback]

    Michael Boylan (Author)

    Regular Price: £120.00

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    ISBN: 9780415843935
    Published by : Routledge
    This book examines the origins of ancient Greek Science using the vehicles of blood, blood vessels, and the heart. Careful attention to biomedical writers in the ancient world as well as to philosophical and literary work of writers prior to the H... .... Learn More
  9. Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity from the Bible to Freud from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine

    Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity from the Bible to Freud from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine [Hardback]

    Andrew Scull (Author)

    Regular Price: £36.00

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    ISBN: 9780691166155
    Published by : Princeton University Press
    The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won't let go--these are some of the traits we associate with madness. Today, mental distu... .... Learn More
  10. Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean World [Hardback]

    D. Michaelides (Editor)

    £65.00

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    ISBN: 9781782972358
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    There are many recoverable aspects and indications concerning medicine and healing in the ancient past – from the archaeological evidence of skeletal remains, grave-goods comprising medical and/or surgical equipment and visual representations in t... .... Learn More

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