By Lois N. Magner

Stressing significant topics within the heritage of drugs, this moment variation explores the occasions, methodologies, and theories that formed scientific practices in many years earlier and in glossy scientific perform. It highlights practices of civilizations all over the world and learn of pioneering scientists and physicians who contributed to our present realizing of well-being and affliction. New sections hide preventive and replacement drugs, scientific schooling for ladies, miasma and contagion theories, the specter of epidemic ailment, altering styles of morbidity and mortality, public health and wellbeing and sanitary reforms, the excessive fee of treatment, ailments of affluence and getting older, and the emergence of latest illnesses.

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There is a better chance of success when the skewer and thread method, which is commonly used to close a stuffed turkey, is applied to wounds. A remarkable technique devised by surgeons in Africa, India, and the Americans depended on the use of particular species of termites or ants. The appropriate insect was brought into contact with the wound and stimulated to bite. When the insect’s body was broken off, the jaws remained as natural suture clamps. To combat bleeding, traditional surgeons used tourniquets or cauterization or simply packed the wound with absorbent materials and covered it with bandages.

If a seignior gave his son to a wet nurse and the child died, her breasts could be cut off if she had taken in other infants without informing the parents. Obviously, such a woman would never commit that offense again. In excavating the remains of ancient Mesopotamian cities, archaeologists continue to unearth thousands of cuneiform tablets. Most refer to mundane business transactions and political matters, but as new texts are painstakingly deciphered our picture of Mesopotamian civilizations may well undergo profound changes.

Priests carefully tended to the sick and encouraged their expectation that the god would appear and effect miraculous cures. The priests used ‘‘holy water,’’ baths, isolation, silence, suggestion, and therapeutic dreams in their healing rituals. As a god who healed the sick, granted fertility to barren women, protected against misfortune, and gave life to all, Imhotep understandably became one of the most popular gods. Although worship of Imhotep sharply declined by the end of the second century, he remained a major deity in Memphis into the fourth century.

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