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. Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing

    Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing [Hardback]

    Susan P. Mattern (Author)

    Regular Price: £44.50

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    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
  2. Tales from Kentucky Doctors

    Tales from Kentucky Doctors [Hardback]

    William Lynwood Montell (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780813124827
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    When Edmund Wilson died in 1972 he was widely acclaimed as one of America's great literary critics. But it was often forgotten by many of his admirers that he was also a brilliant and penetrating critic of American life. In a literary career spann... .... Learn More
  3. Sex, Aging, & Death in a Medieval Medical Compendium

    Sex, Aging, & Death in a Medieval Medical Compendium [Hardback]

    M. Teresa Tavormina (Editor)

    Regular Price: £96.00

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    ISBN: 9780866983358
    Published by : Medieval and Renaissance Texts Society
    Trinity College Cambridge MS R.14.52 is one of the most important extant witnesses to vernacular medical and scientific writing in late medieval England. This two-volume collection of essays and texts opens with studies of the physical manuscript,... .... Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Ginseng Dreams

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

    Kristin Johannsen (Author)

    £33.00

    ISBN: 9780813123844
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Tales of alien abductions, miraculous relics, and haunted castles have attracted believers and skeptics across the globe for centuries. Paranormal investigator Joe Nickell tackles the world's most seemingly inexplicable myths in Adventures in Par... .... Learn More
  6. Health in Antiquity

    Health in Antiquity [Hardback]

    Helen King (Author)

    £93.99

    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
  7. Roman Medicine

    Roman Medicine [Paperback]

    Audrey Cruse (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9780752414614
    Published by : Tempus Publishing Ltd
    Although Rome inherited much of its medical knowledge from Greece and the Hellenistic world, discoveries of elaborate medical kits, skeletons exhibiting treatments, buildings with sophisticated and hygienic water systems, medical books and so o... .... Learn More
  8. Practitioners, Practices and Patients

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

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

    £38.00

    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
  9. PCBs

    PCBs: Recent Advances in Environmental Toxicology and Health Effects [Hardback]

    Larry W. Robertson (Editor); Larry G. Hansen (Editor)

    £104.00

    ISBN: 9780813122267
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    In April 2000 researchers from around the world met in Lexington, Kentucky to bring together the very latest information on the chemistry and biological effects of the environmental pollutants known as Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). The result ... .... Learn More
  10. Women Healers and Physicians

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

    Lilian R. Furst (Editor)

    £29.00

    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 essays by h... .... Learn More

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