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By Lois N. Magner

A non-technical, jargon-free presentation of the historical past of drugs from palaeopathology to contemporary theories and practices of recent drugs. It provides a wide-ranging evaluate of Western medication and an creation to the wealthy and sundry scientific traditions of the close to and much East.;This textual content stresses the key issues within the historical past of drugs - putting the fashionable event in the framework of historic matters - and it offers scientific heritage as an incredible a part of highbrow and social historical past, offering scholars with an exam of the sector that encourages them to query glossy clinical assumptions. parts which are much less regular to scholars are highlighted, and case histories symbolize broader concerns and tendencies.

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The emphasis has been on recent books which should be readily available and can be used to obtain information about previous books, articles, and primary sources. Readers should also be aware of the following selected sources. Association of American Medical Colleges (1984). : Association of American Medical Colleges. Page xiii Association of American Colleges (1990). Liberal Learning and the History Major. : American Historical Association. Bibliography of the History of Medicine. (1965- ). Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

In either case, permanent damage was done to the thick fibrous membrane covering the bone. Most of the prehistoric victims of this operation were female, which might mean that the procedure had a ritualistic or punitive function rather than a therapeutic purpose. During the Middle Ages, this operation was prescribed to exorcise demons or relieve melancholy. Doubtless, the operation would dispel the apathy of even the most melancholic patient, or would give the hypochondriac a real focus for complaints.

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