History of Medicine: With Commentaries
Required reading for anyone who wishes to come to an understanding of medicine's past li>Medical history as a continuous progression "History of ... Show synopsis Required reading for anyone who wishes to come to an understanding of medicine's past li>Medical history as a continuous progression "History of Medicine" is designed to present the history of medicine in an accessible and readable manner. The narrative is an imaginative account of the progress of medical knowledge told in the form of the autobiography of a physician born some 2,700 years ago. The dialogue and descriptions of events are based on original sources. The commentaries place the events in the medical world and the world at large, and the timelines and maps ensure that the scenes are securely set in both time and space. The progress of medicine has been complex and far more than a list of names, dates, and achievements, and this book provides not just a series of isolated events, but a continuous history.