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. Vitamin C for prevention of CRPS-I in traumatology and  orthopaedic surgery

    Vitamin C for prevention of CRPS-I in traumatology and orthopaedic surgery [Paperback]

    Paul E. Zollinger (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9789088900099
    Published by : Sidestone Press
    Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, can occur after a trauma to an arm or leg. CRPS is frequently seen after wrist fractures. The diagnosis of CRPS is based on clinical signs and sympt... .... Learn More
  2. Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing

    Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing [Hardback]

    Susan P. Mattern (Author)

    Regular Price: £44.50

    Special Price: £9.95

    ISBN: 9780801888359
    Published by : Johns Hopkins University Press
    Galen is the most important physician of the Roman imperial era. Many of his theories and practices were the basis for medical knowledge for centuries after his death and some practices-like checking a patient's pulse-are still used today. He also... .... Learn More
  3. The Latin Alexander Trallianus

    The Latin Alexander Trallianus: The Text and Transmission of a Late Latin Medical Book [Paperback]

    D. R. Langslow (Author)

    Regular Price: £65.00

    Special Price: £6.95

    ISBN: 9780907764328
    Published by : Roman Society Publications
    Series: JRS Monograph
    Volume: 10
    The present work offers an extensive introduction to the text and transmission of the ancient Latin version of the medical works "Therapeutica" and "On Fevers" of the great sixth-century Greek doctor Alexander of Tralles. The importance of the ... .... Learn More
  4. Ginseng Dreams

    Ginseng Dreams: The Secret World of America's Most Valuable Plant [Hardback]

    Kristin Johannsen (Author)

    £18.00

    ISBN: 9780813123844
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    For thousands of years, cultures around the world have relied on herbal medicine for healing. Only recently have Americans flocked to once-suspect botanical treatments for the promise of good health and longevity. Among the most treasured of these... .... Learn More
  5. Health in Antiquity

    Health in Antiquity [Hardback]

    Helen King (Author)

    Regular Price: £93.99

    Special Price: £40.00

    ISBN: 9780415220651
    Published by : Routledge
    Some ancients believed that disease and ill-health came from Pandora's jar, as prescribed in myth, whilst others saw man as the protagonist of his own ill-health. This collection of fourteen essays on health in antiquity takes an approach which... .... Learn More
  6. Women Healers and Physicians

    Women Healers and Physicians: Climbing a Long Hill [Paperback]

    Lilian R. Furst (Editor)

    £18.00

    ISBN: 9780813109541
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Women have traditionally been expected to tend the sick as part of their domestic duties; yet throughout history they have faced an uphill struggle to be accepted as healers outside the household.

    In this provocative anthology, twelve ess... .... Learn More
  7. The Jack Sprat Low-Fat Diet

    The Jack Sprat Low-Fat Diet: A 28-Day Heart-Healthy Plan You Can Follow the Rest of Your Life [Paperback]

    Bryant A. Stamford (Author); Becca Coffin (Author)

    £11.00

    ISBN: 9780813108568
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    This exciting work by a nationally known fitness and health expert is a realistic and practical guide to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Dr. Bryant Stamford, author of the highly acclaimed Fitness Without Exercise and a syndicated health colum... .... Learn More
  8. Double Vision

    Double Vision [Paperback]

    Alexandra Dundas Todd (Author)

    £14.95

    ISBN: 9780819562890
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    When Alexandra Todd's 21-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer, the family embarks on an odyssey that ultimately steers an expansive course between the gleaming technologies of traditional Western medicine and the gentle arts of a... .... Learn More
  9. Dr. Anderson's High-Fiber Fitness Plan

    Dr. Anderson's High-Fiber Fitness Plan [Hardback]

    James W. Anderson (Author)

    £18.00

    ISBN: 9780813118673
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    This pioneering work by internationally known physician Dr. James W. Anderson is a quick and easy guide to a healthier lifestyle. Breaking the steps to healthful living into manageable units, Dr. Anderson shows how making the right choices in diet... .... Learn More
  10. Sociomedical Perspectives on Patient Care

    Sociomedical Perspectives on Patient Care [Paperback]

    Jeffrey Michael Clair (Editor); Richard M. Allman (Editor)

    £18.00

    ISBN: 9780813108193
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Social change has placed new demands on the practice of medicine, altering almost every aspect of patient care relationships. Just as medicine was encouraged to embrace the biological sciences some 100 years ago, recent directives indicate the imp... .... Learn More

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