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From Hippocrates to Virchow - Reflections on Human Disease by James Byers, MD
From Hippocrates to Virchow - Reflections on Human Disease by James Byers, MD
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Outline preview of book contents Table of Contents Foreward Introduction The Hippocratic Oath Part 1: Health versus Disease 1. Plato: Body and Mind in Health and Disease 2. Hippocrates: Profession or Trade Guild? 3. Aristotle: Biological Perspective on Man 4. Galen: The Physician, a Philosopher? 5. Harvey: Observations are important Part 2: The Nature of Disease 6. Plato and Hobbes: Analogies between the Body and the State 7. Aristotle: General Observations on Health and Disease 8. Hippocrates: We are What We Eat 9. Galen: Hot versus Cold 10. Avicenna: Pneuma---the Vehicle of the Psychic Faculties 11. Maimonides: Gluttony and Sloth---Enemies of Health 12. Harvey: Internal Organs are Altered in Disease! Part 3: The Categories of Disease 13. Plato: Pain and Pleasure, Corruption and Inflammation 14. Hippocrates: Seasons, Winds, and Skull Fractures Part 4: The Natural History of Disease 15. The Old Testament: The Dreaded Skin Disease 16. Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War and the Plague of Athens 17. Hippocrates: Prognosis 18. Lucretius: Mind, Body and Miasm Part 5: The Causes of Disease 19. Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament: Punishment and Exorcism 20. Sophocles: Blood Debt 21. Herodotus: Preventive Purging and Hippocrates Revisited 22. Plato: Disorderly Excesses and Therapeutic Nihilism 23. Aristotle: Blood and Fat 24. Hippocrates: Diet, Climate, and Cold Phlegm 25. Galen: Causes of Edema 26. Plotinus: Causes from Cure? 27. Aquinas: Gluttons Beware! 28. Chaucer and Montaigne: The Doctor and His Critics 29. Harvey: Cacodemons and Cacochemy 30. Virchow: The Little Giant of Pathology Conclusion References Index You may order this classic book ; for $23.00. A must for every health professionals' or health enthusiasts' library. The ideal gift for colleagues and friends, this book presents an enlightening discussion of the origins of medical thought. Classical writings are compared with present day attitudes on diet, exercise, the right to die, cancer and many other subjects, providing a richer understanding of modern medicine's relationship to the art, literature and ideas of the past. Beautiful illustrations punctuate the text providing a visually and intellectually appealing book.

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