Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine, Volume 1

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William F. Bynum, Roy Porter
Taylor & Francis, 1993 - History of Medicine - 1806 pages
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In his concise and stimulating "very short introduction" to the history of medicine, W.F. Bynum focuses on key turning points, such as the development of modern hospitals and laboratory science. Bynum organizes his discussion into five areas—bedside, library, hospital, community and laboratory—showing how medicine has developed cumulatively. He builds strong links across the centuries. Bynum describes, for instance, how a doctor of the Hippocratic school of medicine, in the fourth century B.C., prized the art of diagnosis, which was based on knowledge of a patient's diet and work as well as his social position as slave or free man. As the author shows, today's primary care, encouraging health practitioners to educate, diagnose and treat patients as individuals, is an approach rooted in those centuries-old values. - 8 Oct 2008 - The Wall Street Journal Europe - By Stephanie Snow - Just What the Doctor Ordered - 5 best books on Medicine - LOOKING FOR THE LATEST 2008 VERSION - The History of Medicine By W.F. Bynum Oxford, 2008 

Contents

Drug therapies 915
4
Medicine ideas and culture
8
Medical sociology 1641
9
What is specific to Western medicine?
15
The historiography of medicine
24
Demography and medicine 1663
31
Internationalism in medicine and public health 1417
38
Medical care
45
The ecology of disease
357
Fevers
382
Constitutional and hereditary disorders
412
Medicine and literature 1520
416
Index 1713
424
Mental diseases
438
War and modern medicine 1536
449
Nutritional diseases
464

Religion and medicine 1449
54
Surgery traditional 961
58
Medicine mortality and morbidity 1693
69
The anatomical tradition
81
The microscopical tradition
102
The biochemical tradition
153
The pathological tradition
169
The inununological tradition
192
Clinical research
205
Medical philanthropy after 1850 1480
212
Surgery modern 984
219
The concepts of health illness and disease
233
Ideas of life and death
249
Humoralism
281
Contagiongerm theoryspecificity
309
Nosology
335
Psychotherapy 1029
347
Childhood 1072
465
Endocrine diseases
484
Tropical diseases
512
Cancer
537
Medicine in society
547
Pain and suffering 1574
550
Sexually transmitted diseases
562
Diseases of civilization
585
Unorthodox medical theories
603
NonWestern concepts of disease
634
Folk medicine
661
ArabIslamic medicine
676
Medical education 11S1
709
Public health 1231
726
Chinese medicine
728
Indian medicine
755
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