This set comprises two paperback volumes. The first volume, The Western Medical Tradition, 800BC 1800AD, examines the system of medical ideas that went back to the Greeks of the eighth century BC, and played a major role in the understanding and treatment of health and disease. Its influence spread from the Aegean basin to the rest of the Mediterranean region, to Europe, and then to European settlements overseas. The second volume, The Western Medical Tradition, 1800 2000, is a detailed and authoritative account, which describes the most important people, events, and transformations in 'Western' medicine, with explanations for why medicine developed as it did. It contains one of the first historical summaries of the development of medicine after WW II. It is an authoritative source of new information as well as a synthesis of the current state of knowledge.
The Western Medical Tradition, 800BC 1800AD: Introduction; 1. Medicine in the Greek world, 800 50BC; 2. Roman medicine, 250BC 200AD; 3. Medicine in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages; 4. The Arab-Islamic medical tradition; 5. Medicine in medieval western Europe, 1000 1500; 6. Medicine in early modern Europe, 1500 1700; 7. The eighteenth century; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index. The Western Medical Tradition, 1800 2000: 1. Medicine in transformation, 1800 1850; 2. The rise of science in medicine, 1850 1913; 3. Continuity in crisis: medicine, 1914 1945; 4. Medical enterprise and global response, 1945 2000.