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- DescriptionAs scientists confidently look forward to average life expectancies hitting 100+ years in some Western societies, it's easy to forget how precarious our grasp on good health has been. It is a struggle better demonstrated than by the myriad and extraordinary measures that humans have gone to - as diverse as animal sacrifice to stem cell transplants - in their quest to stave off death and disease. Acclaimed historian Mark Jackson takes a fresh, global view of mankind's great battle, exploring both Western and Eastern traditions. Examining ancient right through to modern approaches to health and illness, Jackson presents the orthodox and alternative practices and key turning points - sometimes for good and sometimes t - that determined how different cultures tackled disease. The result is a fascinating survey of the complex ways in which medicine and society have shaped one ather throughout the ages.
- Author BiographyMark Jackson is Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter. Beginning his career 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.
- Author(s)Mark Jackson
- PublisherOneworld Publications
- Date of Publication03/07/2014
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Series TitleBeginner's Guides
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOneworld Publications
- Content Note10 black & white halftones
- Weight204 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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