Medicine and Western Civilization (Paperback)
  • Medicine and Western Civilization (Paperback)
zoom

Medicine and Western Civilization (Paperback)

(editor)
£32.95
Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 31/08/1995
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This fabulous anthology is sure to be a core text for history of medicine and social science classes in colleges across the country. In order to demonstrate how medical research has influenced Western cultural perspectives, the editors have collected original works from 61 different authors around nine major themes (among them ""Anatomy and Destiny,"" ""Psyche and Soma,"" and ""The Construction of Pain, Suffering, and Death""). The authors range from Aristotle, the Bible, and Louis Pasteur, to Masters and Johnson, Ernest Hemingway, and Simone de Beauvoir. The primary sources selected to illustrate the themes are well chosen and contrast with each other nicely. However, the brief background material for the selections center around the authors and offer little or no discussion about the selections' relevance to the topics at hand. This book would be best read in a class or group where the texts' meaning in relation to each other can be discussed, but the book can stand alone if the reader is prepared to do some critical thinking.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813521909
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 671 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm

You may also be interested in...

Viruses, Plagues, and History
Added to basket
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind
Added to basket
Giants
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Shrinks
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Victorian Hospital
Added to basket
Rabid
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Blood and Guts
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Black Death
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Knife Man
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
High Society
Added to basket
£9.95
Paperback
Twelve Patients
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Murderous Contagion
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Mad, Bad And Sad
Added to basket
The Cambridge History of Medicine
Added to basket
The Ghost Map
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Madness
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.