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Stressing major themes in the history of medicine, this Second Edition stimulates further exploration of the events, methodologies, and theories that shaped medical practices in decades past and in modern clinical practice-highlighting the practices of civilizations around the world, as well as the research of pioneering scientists and physicians who contributed to our current understanding of health and disease.

provides the proper balance between historical context and the cults of personality that sometimes develop around famous medical practitioners.

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  • PDF | 632 pages
  • CRC Press; 2 edition (June 23, 2005)
  • English
  • 9
  • Medical Books

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  • By Guy who purchased this item. on April 29, 2013

    the vast amounts of knowledge within this book make it a great read. If you are interested in medicine I suggest that you purchase this book or at least another great history of medicine book. I am glad I purchased this book as after reading it I felt that such a book was necessary to keep on my shelf for as long as I have a bookshelf.

  • By Dustie Phillips on October 12, 2016

    The spine of the book was broke and separated from the cover. The boom was in poor condition.

  • By B. Motoc on March 19, 2013

    Got the PDF of her book. I am still reading it, as I wanted information on the evolution of medical sciences through time. I love what I read to this point and looking forward for the rest of the book.Descriptions and stories give insight to cultural context and make the whole read enjoyable while the migration of healer practices from paleolithic to present show that graduate migration from sorcery to science (with sorcery and magic never disappearing from the mix).Thank you for sharing your knowledge :)

  • By Martin Berger on June 29, 2000

    This is the best general textbook that I have found. (Ackerknecht's is old and assusmes too much historical and cultural background; Bettmann's is even older, and more fun than accurate; Rhodes' is too British for most students.) Most history of medicine is written for readers learned in history or medicine, and Magner is unusual in addressing the actual student and the curious general reader. Magner has obviously taught a real class, to real students. Unfortunately, the publisher is apparently accustomed to sticking it to medical students, who may bear crippling loans, but can expect to make decent money some day. For liberal-arts students, the price is cruel. Why not an affordable paperback, which would be very widely adopted?

  • By Johnston on August 12, 2000

    I took Professor Magner's course at Purdue University and truly enjoyed her style. She speaks to the student as an equal participant, and it shows in her text as well. I have now finished medical school, but still refer to this undergraduate text as both a resource and enjoyable reading material.

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