This bar code number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right version or edition of a book the 13 digit and 10 digit formats both work. 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. Lawrence i conrad portrays the arab islamic medical tradition from early islamic medical discussions to the revival of humoral medicine the wide activity of translation and the dissemination of medical learning through islamic society and its practitioners and hospitals. Lawrence i conrad michael neve vivian nutton roy porter andrew wear cambridge university press pounds sterling2495 pp 556 isbn 0 521 47564 3 covering 2600 years of western medical history in less than 500 pages could be regarded as an accomplishment in itself and the mere listing of the. The western medical tradition book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers written by members of the academic unit of the wellcome inst
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