The Cambridge History of Medicine, Paperback

The Cambridge History of Medicine Paperback

Edited by Roy Porter



The Cambridge History of Medicine, first published in 2006, surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present.

Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, while at the same time engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have beset and characterized medical progress.

The authors weave a narrative that connects disease, doctors, primary care, surgery, the rise of hospitals, drug treatment and pharmacology, mental illness and psychiatry.

This volume emphasizes the crucial developments of the past 150 years, but also examines classical, medieval, and Islamic and East Asian medicine.

Authoritative and accessible, The Cambridge History of Medicine is for readers wanting a lively and informative introduction to medical history.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages, maps
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: History of medicine
  • ISBN: 9780521682893



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