Health and Wellness in Antiquity Through the Middle Ages

Health and Wellness in Antiquity Through the Middle Ages

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Early medical practices are not just a historical curiosity, but real stories about people and health that may teach us much about the 21st century. This intriguing volume offers a comparative examination of early medicine and health care in regions as varied as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China, the Islamic world, and medieval Europe. * Excerpts from significant original texts to illustrate the concepts discussed * Illustrations drawn from many different ancient and medieval cultures portraying health care providers and the treatment of patients * Photographs depicting medical instruments and medicinal herbs * A bibliography that puts special emphasis on identifying English-language translations of original documents for those who would like to read the primary materials themselves

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Product details

  • Hardback | 251 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 22mm | 566.99g
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 25
  • 0313378657
  • 9780313378652

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About William H. York

William H. York is assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies in the University Honors Program at Portland State University, Portland, OR.

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