9780199546497

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199546497

  • ISBN 10:

    0199546495

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/01/2011
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicinecelebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. In recent decades, the history of medicine has emerged as a rich and mature sub-discipline within history, but the strength of the field has not precluded vigorous debates about methods, themes, and sources. Bringing together over thirty international scholars, this handbook provides a constructive overview of the current state of these debates, and offers new directions for future scholarship. There are three sections: the first explores the methodological challenges and historiographical debates generated by working in particular historical ages; the second explores the history of medicine in specific regions of the world and their medical traditions, and includes discussion of the 'global history of medicine'; the final section analyses, from broad chronological and geographical perspectives, both established and emerging historical themes and methodological debates in the history of medicine.

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