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. History of Organ Transplantation, A

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

    David Hamilton (Author)


    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
  2. Appalachian Health and Well-Being

    Appalachian Health and Well-Being [Hardback]

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


    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
  3. Influenza

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

    George Dehner (Author)


    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
  4. 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)


    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
  5. 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
  6. Tales from Kentucky Doctors

    Tales from Kentucky Doctors [Hardback]

    William Lynwood Montell (Author)


    ISBN: 9780813124827
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    In Tales from Kentucky Doctors, noted oral historian William Lynwood Montell has assembled a fascinating collection of memoirs from Kentucky's medical providers. Ranging from humorous to heartwarming to tragic, the stories presented in Tales from... .... Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Ginseng Dreams

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

    Kristin Johannsen (Author)


    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
  9. 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
  10. Practitioners, Practices and Patients

    Practitioners, Practices and Patients: New Approaches to Medical Archaeology and Anthropology [Paperback]

    Patricia Anne Baker (Author); Gillian Carr (Author)


    ISBN: 9781842170793
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Medical care in the past, and indeed present societies, can be studied in a number of different ways, including palaeopatholoy, palaeobotany, literary evidence, material culture and different medical ideologies and belief systems. These 15 pape... .... Learn More

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