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    DescriptionHealth and Wellness in Antiquity through the Middle Ages compares and contrasts health-care practices in seven different cultures from around the world. In considering the range of medical practitioners in each society, and the kinds of health care they provided, it examines the development of a written medical tradition, the methods of medical education, the practice of surgery, and the theories and practices of pharmacy. Other topics include the application of medicine in specific contexts, such as the treatment of women, children, and those with mental illness. Another important theme explored is the impact of religion and state institutions on the development, implementation, and results of medical care as experienced by real people in real life. Throughout, the book offers an international historical perspective, which allows for greater comparative and critical understanding of how different cultural beliefs influenced the development and management of health care.


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    Title
    Health and Wellness in Antiquity Through the Middle Ages
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William H. York
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 251
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 559 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780313378652
    ISBN 10: 0313378657
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: MBX
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14800
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14203000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 85
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A65090000, A14202000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 610.938
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    DC23: 613
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: R135 .Y67 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHC, MBX
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    25
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    17 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Author Information
    William H. York is assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies in the University Honors Program at Portland State University, Portland, OR.