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Early civilizations : prehistoric times to 500 C.E. / Kate Kelly.

By: Kelly, Kate, 1950-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Kelly, Kate, History of medicine: Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2009Description: xvii, 174 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, plan ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780816072057; 0816072051.Subject(s): Medicine, Ancient | History of Medicine | History, AncientDDC classification:
Contents:
Paleopathology : the study of disease in prehistoric times -- What the mummies reveal -- Indian influence on medicine -- The origins of Chinese medicine -- The ancient Greeks and what they learned -- Hippocrates and the importance of medical observation and documentation -- Galen : the physician whose theories dominated medicine for 1,500 years -- Medical progress during the Roman Empire.
Summary: The story of early medicine is one of magic and sorcery, religion and prayers, shamans and surgeons, and ingenuity and experimentation. All manner of successes and failures also dot the backdrop of early medicine. The health challenges of the time were many, ranging from near-fatal accidents to a wide variety of mysterious illnesses. Despite very little understanding of how the body worked or why people became sick, primitive people still devised successful methods to help heal the ill and injured. --From publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-166) and index.

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