The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002523

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 2354

An authoritative and accessible illustrated introduction to medical history.
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The Cambridge History of Medicine

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521864267

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 4045

The Cambridge History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this 2006 volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have characterized medical progress.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery

Author: Harold Ellis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896231

Category: Medical

Page: 274

View: 3927

Written in a lively and engaging style, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the development of surgery through the ages. Heavily illustrated in colour, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery is the only serious choice for a reader wanting a lively and informative single-volume introduction to surgical history.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

Author: Francis Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669931

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 810

Written by a team of leading specialists on Islamic history, this book discusses, with sumptuous illustrations, many aspects of Muslim culture. Includes studies on religion, politics, commerce, education, art and the interaction between Islam and the West, as well as the development of the Islamic world from the seventh century to the present day. Clear, informative, with commentaries and a glossary.
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A History of Surgery

Author: Harold Ellis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781841101811

Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 1120

A history of key advances in surgery including primitive techniques. Includes a facsinating glimpse into the future of surgery.
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine

Author: Mark Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199546495

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 3320

In three sections, the Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. It explore medical developments and trends in writing history according to period, place, and theme.
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Western Medicine

An Illustrated History

Author: Irvine Loudon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199248131

Category: Medical

Page: 347

View: 4126

Featuring more than 150 illustrations, including twenty-four color plates, a finely produced history ranges from the birth of rational medicine in ancient Greece to modern organ transplants and includes a glossary, a chronology, and an index. History Feat Alt. UP.
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An Illustrated History

Author: Ira M. Rutkow

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780801660788

Category: Medical

Page: 550

View: 6115

The book covers the span of years from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt to the appearance of the surgical specialities in the first half of the 20th century.
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Chinese Medicine and Healing

Author: TJ Hinrichs,Linda L Barnes

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674047370

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 7614

This illustrated history is a comprehensive introduction to Chinese healing practices across time and cultures. Global contributions from 58 scholars in archaeology, history, anthropology, religion, and medicine make this a vital resource for those working in East Asian or world history, medical history, anthropology, biomedicine, and healing arts.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre

Author: Simon Trussler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794305

Category: Drama

Page: 404

View: 3185

A collection of literature anthologies and reference books for Key Stage 3 onwards.
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An Illustrated History of Astronomy and Cosmology

Author: John North

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226594416

Category: Science

Page: 876

View: 4334

The definitive history of humanity's search to find its place within the universe. North charts the history of astronomy and cosmology from the Paleolithic period to the present day.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire

Author: P. J. Marshall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002547

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8150

Up to World War II and beyond, the British ruled over a vast empire. Modern western attitudes towards the imperial past tend either towards nostalgia for British power or revulsion at what seem to be the abuses of that power. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire adopts neither of these approaches. It aims to create historical understanding about the British empire on the assumption that such understanding is important for any informed appreciation of the modern world. Through striking illustration and a text written by leading experts, this book examines the experience of colonialism in North America, India, Africa, Australia, and the Caribbean, as well as the impact of the empire on Britain itself. Emphasis is placed on social and cultural history, including slavery, trade, religion, art, and the movement of ideas. How did the British rule their empire? Who benefited economically from the empire? And who lost?
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Ways of Knowing

A New History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Author: John V. Pickstone

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719059940

Category: Medicine

Page: 271

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Discusses the historical development of science, technology and medicine in Western Europe and North America from the Renaissance to the present. Identifies four principle ways of knowing within specific periods:natural history in the eighteenth centuryanalysis following the French Revolutionexperiment in the epoch of modernismthe current presence of technoscience. Balances the historical exposition of natural magic and natural theology with a philosophical interpretation of the Scientific Revolution and reflective comments on Foucault and Collingwood. Strikes a balance between theoretical discussion and empirical illustration. Redefines the geography of science, technology and medicine.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany

Author: Martin Kitchen

Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794329

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 2561

This authoritative and richly illustrated book covers the whole sweep of German history.
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A History of Medicine

Author: Lois N. Magner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824786731

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 9322

A non-technical, jargon-free presentation of the history of medicine from palaeopathology to recent theories and practices of modern medicine. It gives a wide-ranging overview of Western medicine and an introduction to the rich and varied medical traditions of the Near and Far East.;This text stresses the major themes in the history of medicine - placing the modern experience within the framework of historical issues - and it presents medical history as an important part of intellectual and social history, supplying students with an examination of the field that encourages them to question modern medical assumptions. Areas that are less familiar to students are highlighted, and case histories represent broader issues and trends.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

The Triumph of the West

Author: Geoffrey Parker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521738064

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 3477

Now available in a revised and updated version, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare provides a unique account of Western warfare from antiquity to the present day. The book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, sea and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defence; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and Blitzkrieg; guerilla assault and nuclear arsenals. It places in context particular key events in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the introduction of gunpowder in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air attacks of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress: who pays for it, how can its returns be measured, and to what extent does it explain the rise of the West to global dominance over two millennia?
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The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature

Author: Pat Rogers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192854377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

View: 7991

Traces the development of English literature from Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day, covering such prominent authors as Shakespeare, Milton, Eliot, Spark, and Heaney.
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The Definitive Illustrated History

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241287154

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2090

Medicine tells the fascinating history of medicine through the ages to the present day. Follow the greatest stories of medicine and its breakthroughs, with incredible coverage of disease, drugs, treatment, and cures. Medicine covers the gory pitfalls and miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to brand new developments in IVF and gene therapy with compelling stories and stunning illustrations. Clear diagrams explain major diseases such as cancer, and trace the progression of medical treatment through the centuries, from ancient healers and herbalists to scurvy and smallpox, and the World Wars to modern psychiatry. Perfect for adults and students alike, and anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world, Medicine is the definitive visual history of our health.
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development

Author: Stanley J. Ulijaszek,Francis E. Johnston,Michael A. Preece

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521560467

Category: Science

Page: 497

View: 7262

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development is a comprehensive but accessible account of the current understanding of the factors affecting human growth and development. Over 120 internationally renowned experts have contributed to the book, covering topics such as fetal and postnatal growth, the relative impact of genetic and environmental factors, behavioral development, growth abnormalities, the human lifespan, and the prospects for future generations. Extensively illustrated with photographs, graphs, and diagrams, it offers a great breadth of topic coverage, providing insights into the subject for those not familiar with the area.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827751

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4293

An illustrated history of the city of Rome and its impact on the world examines a broad range of topics including science and culture, Rome's relationship with Greece, warfare, and religion.
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