Among the papers of Hugh Trevor-Roper, who died in 2003, was a manuscript to which he had repeatedly turned for more than thirty years. Exploring an array of English and European sources, the author reveals the story of the pioneering Swiss Huguenot doctor who mixed medicine with diplomacy, with political intrigue, and with secret intelligence.
Presents fifteen real-life medical detective stories. This title includes stories that entertain us and teach us much about medicine, its history, and the subtle interactions among pathogens, humans, and the environment.
Provides an account of the evolution of medical knowledge and practice from ancient Egypt, India and China to todays technology, from letting blood to keyhole surgery, from the theory of humours to the genetic revolution.
What was medicine like in the time of Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell? Documenting the use of household substances and remedies, this book looks at the emergence of modern medicine from everyday cures such as herbs, oils and foods. It also presents an investigation into the private lives of the spirited Stuarts of the 17th century.
A social history of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic's effects on an Ireland where normal patterns of life were disturbed by war and the growing separatist movement. The influenza seemed to disrupt every aspect of Irish life - culture, economics, politics, medicine and family life. -- .