The History of Medicine

The History of Medicine A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions

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Synopsis

Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present. Focussing on the key turning points in the history of Western medicine, such as the advent of hospitals and the rise of experimental medicine, Bill Bynum offers insights into medicine's past, while at the same time engaging with contemporary issues, discoveries, and controversies. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199215430
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 610.9
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 169
Weight: 170g
Height: 172mm
Width: 115mm
Spine width: 11mm