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Old-Time Makers of Medicine

James Joseph Walsh

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Description:

Dr. Walsh's Old-Time Makers of Medicine chronicles the history and development of modern medicine from ancient times up to the discovery of America. Throughout this historical guide, Dr. Walsh shows numerous examples of practices thought to be entirely modern that were clearly anticipated hundreds or thousands of years ago. Ancient healers sought to use the body's natural healing ability, rather than rely exclusively on external cures. Physicians even in ancient times relied on what is now recognized as the placebo effect. Dr. Walsh also addresses training and certification in medicine. Medieval universities anticipate our modern medical textbooks with consolidated records of all research and independent investigations, to provide uniform training for students. Likewise, the reader will find that the ancients reacted to unsuccessful treatment in similar degrees to what might now be called medical malpractice suits. The book is organized chronologically, beginning with the fall of the Roman Empire and growth of the early Christian Church. From there, Dr. Walsh details the development of medical knowledge and practice in Arabia, to Medieval and Renaissance Europe. The reader will also discover how modern cultures based much of their medical knowledge on ancient Greek teachings. The chapters on Arabian Physicians and Medieval Universities also discuss knowledge exchanged between Arabic and European cultures. Dr. Walsh exposes several misconceptions and misinterpretations of history, especially restrictions of medical research stemming from religious prohibitions. (Summary by LivelyHive)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

48:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

41:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

52:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

38:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

43:45