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256 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198803188


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A Global History of Medicine

Edited by Mark Jackson

  • This book contains revised chapters from The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine with a new introduction and updated reading lists
  • Explores the history of medicine across continents and countries from ancient to modern times
  • Examines the changing systems of medicine in both Eastern and Western traditions
  • Compares and contrasts alternative medical practices
  • Introduces readers to how historians have attempted to capture the multiple approaches to healing adopted by different cultures
  • Offers up-to-date discussions of key themes and issues in the field of global health history
  • Provides useful further readings for undergraduate readers and scholars new to the area
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