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The Cambridge History of Medicine by Roy…

The Cambridge History of Medicine

by Roy Porter (Editor)

Other authors: Kenneth F. Kiple (Contributor), Vivian Nutton (Contributor), John Pickstone (Contributor), Roy Porter (Contributor), Edward Shorter (Contributor)2 more, Geoff Watts (Contributor), Miles Weatherall (Contributor)

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Kiple, Kenneth F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nutton, VivianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pickstone, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, RoyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shorter, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watts, GeoffContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The Cambridge History of Medicine, first published in 2006, surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, while at the same time engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have beset and characterized medical progress. The authors weave a narrative that connects disease, doctors, primary care, surgery, the rise of hospitals, drug treatment and pharmacology, mental illness and psychiatry. This volume emphasizes the crucial developments of the past 150 years, but also examines classical, medieval, and Islamic and East Asian medicine. Authoritative and accessible, The Cambridge History of Medicine is for readers wanting a lively and informative introduction to medical history.

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