Greek and Roman Medicine

Greek and Roman Medicine

Hardback History of Medicine

By (author) Ian Dawson

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  • Publisher: ENCHANTED LION BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 241mm x 13mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1592700365
  • ISBN 13: 9781592700363
  • Sales rank: 1,810,369

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"The History of Medicine" is an important new series for young people on the medical contributions and advances made over the centuries, from prehistoric times to the present day, Each book presents and evaluates the major medical issues of the time and the key individuals who pushed medical knowledge into new territory. In "Greek and Roman Medicine" readers can learn about the importance of Hippocrates and Galen, The great influence of the gods over human affairs, how Greek and Roman doctors tried to heal the sick, how successful surgical procedures were, and whether the Romans really were as healthy as we tend to think they were.

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Ian Dawson has written and edited over 60 textbooks, including the best selling Medicine and Health through Time. A professor at the University of Leeds and a teacher trainer, he was director of the British Schools History Project from 1983-89. In 2003, he was awarded a fellowship as one of the 20 best professors in the UK.