9780521682893

The Cambridge History of Medicine

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521682893

  • ISBN10:

    0521682894

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-06-05
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, 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 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction Roy Porter
1. The history of disease Kenneth F. Kiple
2. The rise of medicine Vivian Nutton
3. What is disease? Roy Porter
4. Primary care Edward Shorter
5. Medical science Roy Porter
6. Hospitals and surgery Roy Porter
7. Drug treatment and the rise in pharmacology Miles Weatherall
8. Mental illness Roy Porter
9. Medcine, society, and the state John Pickston
10. Looking to the future from the mid-1990s Geoff Watts
Addendum: looking to the future Geoff Watts.

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