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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications; 1 edition (3 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780745206
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780745206
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 378,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Lively and accessible. This is much more than a beginner’s guide, it will make students think.'

(Linda Bryder, Professor of History, University of Aukland)

'The very best one volume history of health and illness available.  Clearly written, up-to-date and informative...A great read.'

(Sander Gilman, Professor of Liberal Art and Sciences, Emory University)

'The history of medicine does not come more sumptuous than this. In one short book, Jackson has transformed the way we understand the theory and practice of medicine. This is global history at its most sophisticated.'

(Joanna Bourke, Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London)

‘As ever Mark Jackson offers us a humane and expansive view of the past to inform our vision of the future. As well as being a fantastic introduction to the history of medicine, this book is essential reading at a time when medical humanities scholars are for the first time working closely with clinicians and scientists to influence the direction of medical therapy and practice.’

(Jane Macnaughton, Professor of Medical Humanities, Durham University)

About the Author

Mark Jackson is Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter. Beginning his life as a medical practitioner, he is a highly respected scholar and the author and editor of numerous books and articles on the history of medicine. He lives in Exmouth in the UK.

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