The History of Medicine, As Written by Its Founders, Volume 1
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Each chapter of The History of Medicine begins with excerpts of the work under discussion. Significant highlights of the piece are noted to enhance understanding. The selections cover over a thousand years of writing on medicine. Beginning with a detailed examination of The Hammurabi Code, the book moves onto Mesopotamian medicine, surgery and medicine in Egyptian times, and medical practice in the early Common Era. It concludes with Avicenna of Afshana and the Canon of Medicine.
This examination of the founding of medicine as we know it today provides readers with an excellent opportunity to more fully understand contemporary healthcare. The History of Medicine provides a sound, thoughtful survey that will benefit medical students, and those studying medical history.