A History of Medicine, 2nd Edition by Lois N. Magner

By Lois N. Magner

Stressing significant subject matters within the background of drugs, this moment version stimulates extra exploration of the occasions, methodologies, and theories that formed scientific practices in a long time prior and in sleek medical practice-highlighting the practices of civilizations world wide, in addition to the learn of pioneering scientists and physicians who contributed to our present knowing of future health and ailment.

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And and Manchester, K. (1995). The Archaeology of Disease. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Rothschild, B. , and and Martin, L. D. (1993). Paleopathology: Disease in the Fossil Record. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Sandford, M. , ed. (1993). Investigations of Ancient Human Tissue: Chemical Analyses in Anthropology. Langhorne, PA: Gordon and Breach. Stead, I. , Bourke, J. , and and Brothwell, D. (1986). Lindow Man. The Body in the Bog. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Steinbock, R. T. (1976).

Another disorder of the lungs known as anthrocosis was the result of the inhalation of carbon particles coming from burning wood. Sand particles found in bread and other foods consumed by both the rich and the poor caused a severe form of dental attrition. Frequent sandstorms contaminated most foodstuffs, adding grit to everything, while the soft stones used for milling grain added their share of residue. Very few mummies had healthy teeth. Sometimes the teeth were so worn down at the crown that the pulp or even the root was exposed.

Some six hundred years after his death, legends about the life of Gilgamesh were collected in the form of an epic poem. Thus, The Epic of Gilgamesh provides insights into Chapter 2. E. Despite his god-like qualities, Gilgamesh learns that he, like all human beings, must inevitably succumb to illness and death. When his friend Enkidu was stricken with a serious illness, Gilgamesh swore that he would never give up hope of saving him ‘‘until a worm fell out of his nose’’ (a striking omen of impending death).

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