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From western medicine to global medicine

Harrison, Mark

From western medicine to global medicine

the hospital beyond the West

by Harrison, Mark

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Published by Orient BlackSwan in New Delhi .
Written in English


About the Edition

Papers presented at a conference organized by Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford.

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Mark Harrison, Margaret Jones, Helen Sweet
SeriesNew perspectives in South Asian history -- 27
ContributionsWellcome Unit for the History of Medicine (University of Oxford)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsR581 .F76 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 489 p. :
Number of Pages489
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24379982M
ISBN 109788125037026
LC Control Number2009305696
OCLC/WorldCa434022182

A History of Western Medicine, Medical Progress and Advances. An excerpt from the book titled Slaughter of the Innocent by medical historian Hans Ruesch, CIVITAS Publications, Hartsdale NY, and , pages A summary of how human medicine progressed due to scientific and ethical research and treatment of humans and was often led astray by unscientific methods that contributed to. Fundamental Principles of Eastern Medicine. Eastern medicine is a broad range of medicine practices developed in China many years ago. Eastern and Western medicine both work towards treating various diseases using different methods and theories. Eastern medicine focuses on treating diseases through more natural remedies, whereas Western.

  By the beginning of the 19th century, which was the century of progress in Western medicine, the human body was well understood. One of the century's most important discoveries was the demonstration by the Frenchman Louis Pasteur () and the German Robert Koch () that diseases such as tuberculosis, rabies and cholera are caused Reviews: 4. Moreover, while the early development of public health ethics occurred in a western context, its reach, like public health itself, has become global. A second challenge, then, is to articulate an approach specific enough to provide clear guidance yet sufficiently flexible and encompassing to adapt to global .

complementary medicine (complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)) a large and diverse set of systems of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on philosophies and techniques other than those used in conventional Western medicine, often derived from traditions of medical practice used in other, non-Western cultures. Such practices may be described as alternative, that is, existing as a.   For the first time, the World Health Organization will recognize traditional medicine in its influential global medical compendium. Choi Seung-hoon Cited by:


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