Health and Wellness in Antiquity through the Middle Ages, 1st Edition

  • William H. York
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  • ISBN-10: 0313378665
  • ISBN-13: 9780313378669
  • DDC: 610.938
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 251 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Early medical practices are not just a historical curiosity, but real stories about people and health that may teach us much about the 21st century. This intriguing volume offers a comparative examination of early medicine and health care in regions as varied as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China, the Islamic world, and medieval Europe.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Factors in Health and Wellness.
2: Education and Training: Learned and Non-Learned.
3: Religion and Medicine.
4: Women’s Health.
5: Health in Infancy, Childhood, and Old Age.
6: Infectious Disease in the Premodern World.
7: Environmental and Occupational Hazards.
8: Surgery and Manual Operations.
9: The Brain and Mental Disorders.
10: The Apothecary and His Pharmacopeia.
11: War and Health.
12: Institutions and Health.
13: Healing and the Arts.
Suggestions for Further Reading.
About the Author.