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By Howard W. Haggard

Compelling and informative, this assessment of clinical heritage strains modern day clinical practices from their roots within the historic civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. health professional Howard W. Haggard — a well-liked lecturer, prolific writer, and Yale professor — really good in explaining health-related concerns to bland humans. This 1929 survey deals attention-grabbing proof and anecdotes from all over the world in its chronicles of the advance of obstetrical equipment, anesthesia, surgical procedure, medications, and different landmarks within the technology of healing.
The first chapters learn the therapy of child-bearing girls in the course of the centuries, from practices with regards to the legends of Aesculapius and Hygeia to the lengthy conflict opposed to puerperal fever, the discovery of obstetrical forceps, and the increase of anesthesia. A profile of the growth of surgical procedure explores the violent competition to early makes an attempt at learning anatomy via human dissection, and the sluggish adoption of antiseptic rules. Quarantine, vaccination, and a heightened public know-how are stated one of the list of makes an attempt to beat plague and pestilence.
Final chapters examine religion therapeutic throughout the a while and occult practices reminiscent of exorcism and the exchange in holy relics; herb medical professionals and medieval apothecaries; the popularity of micro organism as a reason for infectious affliction; and the eventual pattern clear of remedy and towards prevention.

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