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Description - The Western Medical Tradition by Professor Lawrence I. Conrad

This text, written by members of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, is designed to cover the history of western medicine from classical antiquity to 1800. As one guiding thread it takes, as its title suggests, the system of medical ideas that in large part went back to the Greeks of the eighth century BC, and played a major role in the understanding and treatment of health and disease. Its influence spread from the Aegean basin to the rest of the Mediterranean region, to Europe, and then to European settlements overseas. By the nineteenth century, however, this tradition no longer carried the same force or occupied so central a position within medicine. This book charts the influence of this tradition, examining it in its social and historical context. It is essential reading as a new synthesis for all students of the history of medicine.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521475648
ISBN-10: 0521475643
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 33mm)
Pages: 574
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Aug-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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