Dating back to the fifth century bc greek medical practice has significantly influenced western medical tradition up to 1800 by playing a major role in the understanding and treatment of health and disease. The western medical tradition has 8 ratings and 0 reviews written by leading experts who not only describe the most important people events and transf. This work is the companion to the western medical tradition 800 bc to ad 1800 like the former work it is written by members of the academic staff of the wellcome trust centre for the history of medicine at university college london successor to the academic unit of the wellcome institute. Written by members of the academic unit of the wellcome institute for the history of medicine london the worlds leading centre for the history of medicine this book surveys the western medical tradition in all its aspects from the greeks until 1800 ad and in its transformations and transplantations into the world of islam and the americas. The authors of this excellent volume all of them leading historians of medicine and members of the academic unit of the prestigious london wellcome institute of the history of medicine present an accurate survey of the western medical tradition from classical antiquity to the nineteenth century
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