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. 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)

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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
  2. Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean World [Hardback]

    D. Michaelides (Editor)

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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 rep... .... Learn More
  3. AIDS and the Social Sciences

    AIDS and the Social Sciences: Common Threads [Paperback]

    Richard Ulack (Editor); William F. Skinner (Editor)

    £18.00

    ISBN: 9780813155098
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Though more than 150,000 AIDS-related deaths have been reported worldwide and between 5 and 10 million people are now infected with its precursor, HIV-1, the deadly and relatively new AIDS virus is still a mystery. AIDS and the Social Sciences: C... .... Learn More
  4. Medicine, Healing and Performance

    Medicine, Healing and Performance [Paperback]

    Effie Gemi-Iordanou (Editor); Stephen Gordon (Editor); Robert Matthew (Editor); Ellen McInnes (Editor); Rhiannon Pettitt (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781782971580
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Whether it is the binding of shattered bones or the creation of herbal remedies, human agency is a central feature of the healing process. Both archaeological and anthropological research has contributed much to our understanding ... .... Learn More
  5. Shuffling Nags, Lame Ducks

    Shuffling Nags, Lame Ducks: The Archaeology of Animal Disease [Paperback]

    László Bartosiewicz (Author); Erika Gal (Author)

    £38.00

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    ISBN: 9781782971894
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    The analysis of animal bone assemblages from archaeological sites provides much valuable data concerning economic and husbandry practices in the past, as well as insights into cultural and symbolic or ritual activity. Animal palae... .... Learn More
  6. Chimes of Time

    Chimes of Time [Paperback]

    Bruce Kirkcaldy (Author)

    £42.00

    ISBN: 9789088900945
    Published by : Sidestone Press
    This book is an ambitious project uniting various fields in a multidisciplinary venture drawing on academics and clinicians from medicine, psychology and educational sciences. The interdisciplinary approach has assembled medical, educational and h... .... Learn More
  7. Contemporary Public Health

    Contemporary Public Health: Principles, Practice, and Policy [Hardback]

    James W. Holsinger (Editor); David M. Lawrence (Foreword); F. Douglas Scutchfield (Introduction); Steven H. Woolf (Contributor); Paula Braveman (Contributor)

    £29.00

    ISBN: 9780813141237
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Public health refers to the management and prevention of disease within a population by promoting healthy behaviors and environments in an effort to create a higher standard of living. In this comprehensive volume, editor James W. Holsinger Jr. an... .... Learn More
  8. History of Organ Transplantation, A

    History of Organ Transplantation, A: Ancient Legends to Modern Practice [Hardback]

    David Hamilton (Author)

    £53.00

    ISBN: 9780822944133
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    A History of Organ Transplantation is a comprehensive and ambitious exploration of transplant surgery—which, surprisingly, is one of the longest continuous medical endeavors in history. Moreover, no other medical enterprise has had so many multipl... .... Learn More
  9. Appalachian Health and Well-Being

    Appalachian Health and Well-Being [Hardback]

    Robert L. Ludke (Editor); Phillip J. Obermiller (Editor); Richard A. Couto (Foreword)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9780813135861
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Appalachians have been characterized as a population with numerous disparities in health and limited access to medical services and infrastructures, leading to inaccurate generalizations that inhibit their healthcare progress. Appalachians face si... .... Learn More
  10. Influenza

    Influenza: A Century of Science and Public Health Response [Paperback]

    George Dehner (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822961895
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    In 1976, the outbreak of a new strain of swine flu at the Fort Dix, New Jersey, army base prompted an unprecedented inoculation campaign. Some forty-two million Americans were vaccinated as the National Influenza Immunization Program hastened to p... .... Learn More

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