9780974946658-0974946656-A Brief History of Disease, Science and Medicine: From the Ice Age to the Genome Project

A Brief History of Disease, Science and Medicine: From the Ice Age to the Genome Project

ISBN-13: 9780974946658
ISBN-10: 0974946656
Edition: 1
Author: Kennedy MD, Michael T.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Asklepiad Press
Format: Paperback 528 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780974946658
ISBN-10: 0974946656
Edition: 1
Author: Kennedy MD, Michael T.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Asklepiad Press
Format: Paperback 528 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kennedy MD, Michael T. wrote A Brief History of Disease, Science and Medicine: From the Ice Age to the Genome Project comprising 528 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0974946656 and 9780974946658. Since then A Brief History of Disease, Science and Medicine: From the Ice Age to the Genome Project textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This introduction to the history of medicine begins with the evolution of infectious diseases at the end of the last ice age. It describes the origin of science and medicine in ancient civilizations, including China and India. The first third of the book covers the early period that is considered the "classical" history of medicine. The remainder describes the evolution of modern medicine and surgery up to the present. The final chapter is a history of medical economics and explains the origin of health insurance, HMOs and medical malpractice lawsuits, subjects explained nowhere else in the medical school curriculum. There is a 40 page index and over 550 footnotes, most of them references to the original articles described in the text. A bibliography of essential sources is also included.

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