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Companion encyclopedia of the history of medicine / edited by W.F. Bynum and Roy Porter.


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London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
  • Book
  • 2 v.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • INTRODUCTION 1. The Art and Science of Medicine Drs. Roy Porter and W.F.Bynum, SECTION A: The Place of Medicine 2. What is Specific to Western Medicine Professor Arthur Kleinman 3. The Historiography of Medicine Professor Gert Brieger 4. Medical Care Professor G. Risse 5. The Anatomical Tradition, Dr. R. French 6. The Microscopical Tradition Dr. B. Bracegirdle 7. The Physiological Tradition Dr. E. M. Tansey 8. The Biochemical Tradition Dr. W. H. Brock 9. The Pathological Tradition Professor R.C.Maulitz 10. The Immunological Tradition Dr. P.Weindling 11. Clinical Research Sir Christopher Booth SECTION C: Theories of Life, Health and Disease 12. The Concepts of Health, Illness, and Disease Professor A.L.Caplan 13. Ideas of Life and Death Professor W.R.Albury 14. Humoralism Dr. V.Nutton 15. Environment/Miasmatism Dr. C. Hannaway 16. Contagion/Germ Theory/Specificity Miss M. Pelling 17. Nosology Dr. W.F.Bynum 18. The Ecology of Disease Professor K. Kiple 19. Fevers Professor L. G. Wilson 20. Constitutional Disorders Dr. Robert Olby 21. Mental Diseases Professor Theodore Brown 22. Nutritional Diseases Professor K. Carpenter 23. Endocrine Diseases Professor R.B.Welbourn 24. Tropical Diseases Dr. M. Worboys 25. Cancer Dr. David Cantor 26. Venereal Professor A. Brandt 27. Diseases of Civilization Dr. Roy Porter SECTION D: Understanding Disease 28. Unorthodox Medical Theories Professor Norman Gevitz 29. Non-Western Concepts of Disease Dr. Murray Last 30. Folk Medicine Mme F. Loux 31. Islamic Medicine Dr. L. Conrad 32. Chinese Medicine Professor F. Bray 33. Indian Medicine Dr. D. Wujastyk 34. The History of the Doctor-Patient Relationship Professor Edward Shorter 35. The Art of Diagnosis: Medicine and the Five Senses Dr. Malcolm Nicolson 36. The Science of Diagnosis: Diagnostic Technology Professor Stanley Reiser 37. History of Medical Ethics Professor R. Baker 38. Women and Medicine Dr. J. Geyer-Kordesch 39. Drug Therapies Professor Miles Weatherall 40. Physical Methods Professor H. Cook 41. Surgery (Traditional) Dr. G. Lawrence 42. Surgery (Modern) Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trohler 43. Psychotherapy Professor Sander Gilman 44. Childbirth Dr. Irvine Loudon 45. Childhood Dr. D. Dwork 46. Geriatrics Dr. P. Thane SECTION F: Medicine in Society 47. The History of the Medical Profession Professor Toby Gelfand 48. Medical Education Professor S. Lawrence 49. The Hospital Dr. L.P. Granshaw 50. The Medical Institutions and the State Dr. D. M. Fox 51. Public Health Dr. Dorothy Porter 52. Epidemiology Dr. Lise Wilkinson 53. History of Personal Hygiene Dr. Andrew Wear 54. General History of Nursing (1800-1900) Dr. C. Maggs 55. The Emergence of Para-Medical Professions Professor Gerald Larkin 56. Psychiatry Professor J. Goldstein 57. Health Economics: Finance, Budgeting and Insurance Professor N. Bosanquet SECTION G: Medicine, Ideas and Culture 58. Medicine and Colonialism Professor David Arnold (Part contents).
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Publisher's Summary:
This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with contemporary interpretations and historiographical debate.
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Bynum, W. F. (William F.), 1943-
Porter, Roy, 1946-2002.

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