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Автор: Kate Kelly
Название: Early Civilizations: Prehistoric Times to 500 C.E.
Издательство: Facts on File; 1 edition
Год: August 2009
Размер: 11,79 mb
Grade 6 Up—This eye-opening and information-rich first volume in the series shows that ancient human beings were quite knowledgeable about health and well-being. This book discusses medical advances from prehistoric times through the Roman Empire. Information is provided about the treatment of diseases; early dentistry, surgeries, and gynecology; herbal treatments; and the creation of the first vaccines. Coverage is global with discussions of Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Islamic, Indian, and Roman civilizations' contributions to medicine. More than 40 color photographs and sidebars are integrated into the text, and an appendix contains the translated text of the Hippocratic Oath along with the standard back matter. Readers will gain a deepened appreciation of and insights into modern medicine by examining this book. Because of its inclusion of new research, it is recommended as a first purchase for most libraries