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Medieval Medicine: A Reader (Readings in Medieval Civilizations & Cultures) [Hardcover]

Faith Wallis , Paul Edward Dutton
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12 May 2010 1442601698 978-1442601697 2nd Revised edition
Medical knowledge and practice changed profoundly during the medieval period. In this collection of over 100 primary sources, many translated for the first time, Faith Wallis reveals the dynamic world of medicine in the Middle Ages that has been largely unavailable to students and scholars. The reader includes 21 illustrations and a glossary of medical terms.


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  • Hardcover: 450 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (12 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442601698
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442601697
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 17.1 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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This collection of relevant texts in the field of medieval medicine proves to be enormously helpful for those who are in need of a good anthology for a class on the history of medicine in the Middle Ages. -- Mediaevistik --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Faith Wallis is Associate Professor at McGill University, jointly appointed in the Department of History and the Department of Social Studies of Medicine. She is the co-editor of Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2005) and the author of essays and translations on medieval science and medicine. Paul Edward Dutton, Professor of Humanities at Simon Fraser University, is the author of a number of articles and books about the Middle Ages including The Poetry and Paintings of the First Bible of Charles the Bald with Herbert L. Kessler (University of Michigan Press, 1997) and Charlemagne's Mustache and Other Cultural Clusters of a Dark Age (Palgrave, 2004). He is Series Editor of UTP's Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Subject Source 24 Oct 2013
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This is an excellent book for students of history of medicine. I found it invaluable for reference and further sources of research.
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A first rate read, and overflowing with useful primary source information not easily available elsewhere. Anyone with an interest in historic medical theory and practice should get this book.
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