Early Civilizations

Author: Kate Kelly
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816072051
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a history of medicine and the treatment of disease and injuries from prehistoric times up to the end of the Roman Empire.

A Day in a Working Life 300 Trades and Professions through History 3 volumes

Author: Gary Westfahl
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694031
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ideal for high school and college students studying history through the everyday lives of men and women, this book offers intriguing information about the jobs that people have held, from ancient times to the 21st century. • Provides detailed, interesting essays describing more than 300 professions and occupations across a broad range of eras, including the 21st century, and from around the world, which will give readers a wider understanding of how people have supported themselves throughout time • Supplies historical primary documents that provide personal perspectives on past occupations • Offers fascinating information on how professions began, who did them, and continuity in occupations across time, such as that 18th-century journalists were often imprisoned for displeasing those in authority, and yet 21st-century U.S. journalists may still spend time in jail for refusing to reveal their sources

Ancient Medicine

Author: Andrew Langley
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 1410946606
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Looks at ancient medicine and explains why humans faced new challenges when they began to live together in large communities.

The Story of Medicine

Author: Brian Ward
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1448847923
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the history of medicine, from earliest medicine practices and supernatural traditions to the development of modern medicine, including the advancement of surgery, the creation of vaccines, and the advent of psychiatry.

Global Health Justice and Governance

Author: Jennifer Prah Ruger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192556533
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In a world beset by extreme and unconscionable health disparities humankind desperately needs a new vision to ensure central health capabilities for all. Yawing gaps in health law, dangerous contagions that can circle our globalized planet in hours, and a bewildering confusion of health systems are all profound challenges requiring urgent address. Global Health Justice and Governance lays out the critical problems facing the world today and offers a new theory of justice and governance as a way to resolve these seemingly intractable issues. A fundamental responsibility of government is to ensure human flourishing. The central role that health plays in this flourishing places a unique claim on our public institutions and resources, as central health capabilities are pressed to reduce premature death and prevent avoidable morbidities. In a world of staggering inequalities, imperilling epidemics, and inadequacies of current models a new architecture of central health systems is desperately needed. Global Health Justice and Governance lays out a vision for achieving this important change.

Ancient Egyptian Medicine

Author: John F. Nunn
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806135045
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The skills of the ancient Egyptians in preserving bodies through mummification are well known, but their expertise in the everyday medical practices needed to treat the living is less familiar and often misinterpreted. John F. Nunn draws on his own experience as an eminent doctor of medicine and an Egyptologist to reassess the evidence. He has translated and reviewed the original Egyptian medical papyri and has reconsidered other sources of information, including skeletons, mummies, statues, tomb paintings and coffins. Illustrations highlight symptoms of similar conditions in patients ancient and modern, and the criteria by which the Egyptian doctors made their diagnoses - many still valid today - are evaluated in the light of current medical knowledge. In addition, an appendix listing all known named doctors contains previously unpublished additions from newly translated texts. Spells and incantations and the relationship of magic and religion to medical practice are also explored. Incorporating the most recent insights of modern medicine and Egyptology, the result is the most comprehensive and authoritative general book to be published on this fascinating subject for many years.

Encyclopedia of African History and Culture Ancient Africa prehistory to 500 CE

Author: Willie F. Page
Format: PDF
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Authoritative and Illuminating; This comprehensive set covers the entire expanse of African history as never before. It treats Africa - its geography, art, cultures, peoples, personalities, and even its wildlife - in three volumes, each devoted to a major period in the continent's development. Each volume's in-depth, heavily cross-referenced, and alphabetical entries draw students, researchers, and general readers into the histories of ancient cities, powerful kingdoms, and charismatic leaders, many of whom are little known. Filled with fascinating sidebars, unusual illustrations, and above all wonderful stories, these accessible, attractive, and very readable encyclopedias are authoriative information sources as well as enteratining and illuminating guides to the world's most diverse continent. Ancient Africa; This volume covers the earliest stages of Africa's history, from civilization's beginnings through the Metallic Age, the kingdoms of Egypt and Nubia, Africa's interaction with ancient Greece and Rome, and the rise of Kush and Aksum. African Kingdoms; The focus of tis volume is on the period from approximately 500 through 1500, encompassing the powerful kingdoms of Ghana, Mal

Science in the Ancient World

Author: Russell M. Lawson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095349
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first A–Z resource to catalog the achievements and legacy of more than four millennia of scientific thought in the ancient world of the Mediterranean and the Near East, providing a complete overview of the physical, chemical, life, medical, and social sciences of the classical world. * A complete bibliography of primary source documents, secondary source biographies, and critical analyses * 50 illustrations including maps, portraits of the key scientific figures, and depictions of scientific instruments and phenomena