Health and Medicine through History
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Winner of 2019 Award Finalist in the "Health: General" Category 2019; Winner of 2020 Outstanding Reference Source 2020
Greenwood Press
Engs, Ruth Clifford (ed.)
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262 x 185 x 86 mm
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Contains 3 hardbacks

Health and Medicine through History

From Ancient Practices to 21st-Century Innovations [3 volumes]

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This three-volume set provides a comprehensive yet concise global exploration of health and medicine from ancient times to the present day, helping readers to trace the development of concepts and practices around the world. From archaeological evidence of trepanning during prehistoric times to medieval Europe's conception of the four humors to present-day epidemics of diabetes and heart disease, health concerns and medical practices have changed considerably throughout the centuries. Health and Medicine through History: From Ancient Practices to 21st-Century Innovations is broken down into four distinct time periods: antiquity through the Middle Ages, the 15th through 18th centuries, the 19th century, and the 20th century and beyond. Each of these sections features the same 13-chapter structure, touching on a diverse array of topics such as women's health, medical institutions, common diseases, and representations of sickness and healing in the arts. Coverage is global, with the histories of the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania compared and contrasted throughout. The book also features a large collection of primary sources, including document excerpts and statistical data. These resources offer readers valuable insights and foster analytical and critical thinking skills.
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This inspired look at the evolution of health and medicine will appeal to the general public and undergraduate students. * Library Journal * The scope and the assortment of primary sources make this an excellent resource for students of history, the health sciences, religion, and environmental studies. Academic and large public libraries will find it very useful. * Booklist Online * Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates. Students enrolled in two-year technical programs. * Choice *

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Ruth Clifford Engs, RN, EdD, is professor emerita of applied health science in the School of Public Health at Indiana University, Bloomington.


VOLUME 3 Data and Documents Part 5 Data and Documents Data Population and Death Rates 1 Annual Number of Deaths by Age in London (17451750) 2 Chadwick Report: Number of Deaths and Causes (1842) 3 Population by WHO Region (19502100) 4 Hospital Admissions for All Causes during Various Wars (1991) 5 How Many People Have Ever Lived? (2018) Maternal and Child Health 6 Comparison of Maternal Death Rates between Physicians and Midwives (18391846) 7 Maternal Mortality in England (17001850) 8 Maternal Mortality Rate in the United States (19001997) 9 Reduction in Infant Mortality (19151997) 10 United States Abortion Rate (19732014) 11 Decrease in Maternal Mortality (19902015) 12 Child Labor Around the World (2012) 13 Contraception Use and Unmet Needs Globally (2015) 14 Life Expectancy: Infant and Child Mortality Statistics (2015) Diseases 15 Deaths from Plague and Other Causes in London (1593) 16 Diseases and Casualties (1670) 17 Decline in Diphtheria Deaths in Chicago (1905) 18 Global Tuberculosis Mortality Trends (19501970) 19 Reported Incidence of Measles in WHO Regions (19901995) 20 Global Burden of Disease (19902020) 21 Impact of Increasing Average Temperature (2007) 22 Death Rates from Infectious Diseases (19001999) Mental Health and Substance Abuse 23 Opium Imports into China (16501880) 24 Average Number of Years Spent in Mental Institutions (1845) 25 Multilateral Agreements on Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (19091988) 26 Alcohol Consumption per WHO Region (2005) 27 Estimated Annual Percentage of Opiate Use (1907 and 2006) 28 Opiate Prescriptions per Year (19912013) 29 Prevalence of Tobacco Smoking (20102025) Primary Documents 1 Hammurabi's Laws Concerning Sickness and Medical Practice (ca. 1750 b.c.e.) 2 Recipes to Treat Diseases of Women in Ancient Egypt (ca. 1500 b.c.e.) 3 Circulation of the Blood As Seen by Ancient Egyptians (ca. 1500 b.c.e.) 4 Duties of a Physician in Ancient Ayurvedic Medicine (ca. 1500400 b.c.e.) 5 Impregnation and Pregnancy in Ancient Ayurvedic Medicine (ca. 1500400 b.c.e.) 6 Empedocles: Poem on Elements, Creation, and Conception (Fifth Century b.c.e.) 7 Celsus: Fevers and Cures from Roman Antiquity (10 c.e.) 8 Celsus: Treating Fractures in Roman Antiquity (10 c.e.) 9 Galen Debates Other Physicians and Philosophers (180 c.e.) 10 Chinese Medicine from the Yellow Emperor (ca. 200 c.e.) 11 Aphorisms of Hippocrates for Medical Students (ca. Fifth Century c.e.) 12 Three Kinds of Hindu Indian Treatments (ca. Sixth Century c.e.) 13 Amputation in Antiquity (ca. Seventh Century c.e.) 14 Treatment for Respiratory Illnesses and Tuberculosis (1412) 15 Paracelsus: Theses on Medicine (1500s) 16 Aztec Smallpox Victims (ca. 1520) 17 Girolamo Fracastoro: Description of Syphilis (1530) 18 Vesalius: Anatomy of Bones and Cartilages of the Head (1543) 19 Chinese Vaccination Procedure (ca. 1549) 20 William Harvey: Circulation of the Blood (1628) 21 John Graunt: Mortality Rates in Britain in the 17th Century (1662) 22 Symptoms of Depression and Other Mental Conditions (1686) 23 James Lind: Experiments on Scurvy (1753) 24 Matthew Carey: Scourge of Yellow Fever (1794) 25 Edward Jenner: An Inquiry into Cowpox (1798) 26 Fluid Movement into Organs Causes Complex Changes (1809) 27 Sylvester Graham: Intemperance, the Cause of Cholera (1832) 28 Digitalis: An Advance in Drug Treatment from the Beginning of Modern Therapeutics (1847) 29 Razi: A Treatise on the Smallpox (1848) 30 John Snow: Mode of Communication of Cholera (1855) 31 Henri Dunant: History of the Red Cross (1862) 32 Louisa May Alcott: Experience as a Civil War Nurse (1863) 33 Gray's Anatomy: Muscles of the Head (1867) 34 Seventh-Day Adventist View of Alcohol and Tobacco (1870) 35 International Sanitary Conference to Establish Quarantine and to Study Epidemics (1874) 36 Military Field Hospitals and Amputations (1887) 37 Emil Kraepelin Characterizes Psychoses (1887) 38 Florence Nightingale's Advice to