Format: Print Length
Publisher: Thistle Publishing; 3 edition (August 3, 2014)
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Size: 6.2 MB
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A newly revised version of a longtime vintage within the historical past of medicine.
Arising from collaboration among a physician and a historian, ailment and historical past bargains the final reader a wide-ranging and so much obtainable account of a few of the ways that affliction has left its frequently dramatic mark at the prior.
It stories, for instance, the effect made by means of bubonic plague and different infections upon the traditional and medieval worlds; the most likely position of syphilis within the careers of Henry VIII and Ivan the poor; the importance of smallpox for the conquest of Mexico; and the contribution of typhus to Napoleon’s downfall and of haemophilia to the cave in of Tsarist rule in Russia. different subject matters surveyed contain the impression of tropical illnesses within the historical past of the colonization of Africa, and the worldwide death-toll taken through the so-called ‘Spanish’ influenza of 1918-9.
The authors express how successive eras have registered a few development opposed to pestilence, even whereas additionally experiencing disagreement with new and sometimes unexpected threats. hence the ultimate component to the e-book highlights how this box of heritage serves to light up a number of the present difficulties now dealing with a global the place sickness – in particular whilst mixed with struggle, famine, and ecological recklessness – offers an ongoing problem to human survival.
‘A learn whose extraordinary virtues are financial system, readability and readability.’
‘A welcome updating and cautious revision of 1 of the pioneering money owed of the social historical past of medicine.’
Roy Porter, Professor of the Social historical past of medication, UCL
‘Fascinating and hugely recommended.’