Physicians, Plagues and Progress Hardback

The History of Western Medicine from Antiquity to Antibiotics

by Allan Chapman;


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Opening wide the history of Western Medicine, Allan Chapman uncovers the practices and discoveries of healing the body.  

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Physicians, Plagues and Progress

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From earliest times, man has struggled to control his environment and his fate, and a big part of that has always been his health.

From the ancients onwards, the study of medicine, including surgery, has exercised some of the greatest minds - and brought profits to some of the less great.

Drawing on sources across Europe and beyond, including the huge contributions to medicine made in medieval Arabia and India, Chapman takes us on a whirlwind tour of what was known when, and what impact it had.

Physicians, Plagues and Progress by Allan Chapman was published by Lion Hudson Plc in October 2016. The ISBN for Physicians, Plagues and Progress is 9780745968957.

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Page last updated 4th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherLion Hudson Plc (October 2016)
Weight839g
Number of Pages608
Thickness43 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780745968957
ISBN-100745968953
Product Code4455727
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