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3rd Edition

A History of Medicine

ISBN 9781498796224
Published December 20, 2017 by CRC Press
464 Pages 25 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Designed for survey courses in the field A History of Medicine presents a wide-ranging overview for those seeking a solid grounding in the medical history of Western and non-Western cultures. Invaluable to instructors promoting the history of medicine in pre-professional training, and stressing major themes in the history of medicine, this third edition continues to stimulate further exploration of the events, methodologies, and theories that have shaped medical practices in decades past and continue to do so today.

Table of Contents

Paleopathology and Paleomedicine. Medicine in Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia and Egypt. The Medical Traditions of India and China. Greco-Roman Medicine. The Middle Ages. The Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. Native Civilizations and Cultures of the Americas. European Medicine and Disease in America. Clinical and Preventive Medicine. The Medical Counterculture: Unorthodox and Alternative Medicine. Women and Medicine. The Art and Science of Surgery. Medical Microbiology and Public Health. Diagnostics and Therapeutics.

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Lois N. Magner is Professor Emerita, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. At Purdue University, she taught courses in the history of medicine, the history of the life sciences, science and society, and women’s studies. She served as Assistant Dean of the School of Humanities, Social Science, and education and was Director of the Women’s Resource Office. Professor Magner is the author or coauthor of numerous journal articles, book reviews, book chapters, and books, including A History of the Life Sciences, Third Edition (Marcel Dekker), Doctors, Nurses, and Medical Practitioners: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook (Greenwood Press) A History of Infectious Diseases and The Microbial World (Praeger Publications). She is a member of the American Association for the History of Medicine.

Oliver J. Kim is the President of Mousetrap Consulting and the Executive Director of Cross-Border Health, an organization that fosters policy exchanges between the United States and Canada. He is also a collaborating researcher with the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation at the University of Michigan and was selected for the Woodrow Wilson foreign policy fellowship, the AcademyHealth Health Policy in Action award, the Hartford Foundation Change AGEnt program, and the American Council of Young Political Leaders’ international exchange program. Mr. Kim spent over a decade working in the U.S. Senate, including eight years as a senior advisor to U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and two as deputy director for the Special Committee on Aging under Chairman Bill Nelson. He has written on advance care planning and spoken both domestically and internationally on aging issues and long-term care policy.