Best books on history of medicine

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best books on history of medicine

10 Great Books on the History of Medicine (#histmed) – Science Book a Day

Check out the following titles which I aim to feature over the coming weeks. Largely nineteenth century and anatomical, these texts have informed and inspired my own research and passion for the subject. Alberti Oxford University Press, Alberti and Fay Bound Alberti have ever written, which ranges from taxidermy to the symbolism of the human heart, but this is a good starting point, tracing the afterlives of bodies in nineteenth-century medical museums. The Morbid Anatomy Anthology , ed. An edited edition of some of the most memorable lectures hosted by Morbid Anatomy, the essays in this book range from Stephen T. Plus everything in between, including postmortem photography and mouse taxidermy classes.
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10 Great Books on the History of Medicine (#histmed)

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Make Your Own List. The historian prescribes reading on medical practices of the past, from treatments of madness and non-existent disease, to drug use and the origins of hypochondria. Louise Foxcroft is a historian specialising in medicine. You need to go right back into antiquity. I begin with the Greeks and Romans, because Greek and Roman medicine — the work of [the Greek physicians] Hippocrates and Galen in the main — is the foundation of our western medicine. There were various different theories, but it was largely that what you eat is what you are. They would treat illnesses first by diet and as a very last resort by the knife.

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