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Imagining Chinese Medicine

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Book Series: Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series ISBN: 9789004366183 Year: Pages: 544 DOI: 10.1163/9789004366183 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Medicine (General)
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A remarkable journey through Chinese medical illustrations from the earliest illustrated manuscripts to advertising and comic books. Senior and emerging scholars from Asia, Europe and the Americas rethink the history of medicine, its epistemologies and materialities, challenging Eurocentric narratives. Readership: All interested in Chinese medicine and the history of illustration, the transmission of Chinese medical knowledge and ideas along the Silk Roads and maritime routes.

Galen's Treatise Περὶ Ἀλυπίας (De indolentia) in Context

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Book Series: Studies in Ancient Medicine ISBN: 9789004383302 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: 10.1163/9789004383302 Language: English
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This volume offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the “new” Galen text De indolentia, discovered in 2005. It addresses Galen’s literary production, his medical and philosophical contribution, the Antonine plague, the reign of Commodus, and finally the reception of the text. Readership: All interested in Galen, ancient Greek philosophy, Roman history, the history of medicine, and the history of literature.

Medicine in Ancient Assur

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Book Series: Ancient Magic and Divination ISBN: 9789004436084 Year: Pages: 432 DOI: 10.1163/9789004436084 Language: English
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In Medicine in Ancient Assur Troels Pank Arbøll offfers a microhistorical study of a single exorcist named Kiṣir-Aššur who practiced medical and magical healing in the ancient city of Assur (modern northern Iraq) in the 7th century BCE. The book provides the first detailed analysis of a healer’s education and practice in ancient Mesopotamia based on at least 73 texts assigned to specific stages of his career. by drawing on a microhistorical framework, the study aims at significantly improving our understanding of the functional aspects of texts in their specialist environment. Furthermore, the work situates Kiṣir-Aššur as one of the earliest healers in world history for whom we have such details pertaining to his career originating from his own time. Readership: Suited for everyone interested in ancient Near Eastern magico-medical texts and practices, ancient libraries, and the training of specialists, as well as anyone concerned with the history of ancient medicine.

Practicing Biomedicine at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital 1913-1965

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Book Series: Clio Medica ISBN: 9789004436978 Year: Pages: 319 DOI: 10.1163/9789004436978 Language: English
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Tizian Zumthurm uses the extraordinary hospital of an extraordinary man to produce novel insights into the ordinary practice of biomedicine in colonial Central Africa. His investigation of therapeutic routines in surgery, maternity care, psychiatry, and the treatment of dysentery and leprosy reveals the inco-herent nature of biomedicine – and not just in Africa. Reading rich archival sources against and along the grain, the author combines concepts that appeal to those interested in the history of medicine and colonialism. Through the micro-cosm of the hospital, Zumthurm brings to light the social worlds of Gabonese patients as well as European staff. By refusing to easily categorize colonial medi-cal encounters, the book challenges our understanding of biomedicine as solely domineering or interactive. Readership: People interested in the history of medicine, especially in the colonies. Practitioners of Global Health. Students of Medical History. Historians of Africa. People interested in the work of Albert Schweitzer.

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