Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Edited by Mirko D. Grmek
Translated by Antony Shugaar
Editorial coordination by Bernardino Fantini
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Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages by Mirko D. Grmek
Book DescriptionThis text covers medical thought from antiquity through to the Middle Ages, reconstructing the slow transformation and sudden changes in theory and practice that marked the birth and early development of Western medicine. Throughout the links between socioeconomics are highlighted, with a focus on the physician, and the scientific ideas, beliefs and techniques behind prevailing medical practices.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674007956
(225mm x 151mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 7-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Mirko D. Grmek
Mirko D. Grmek is Director of Studies at the Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, Paris. He is the author of History of AIDS: The Emergence and Origin of a Modern Pandemic.
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