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Origins of the knife [electronic resource] : early encounters with the history of surgery / Luis H. Toledo-Pereyra.

By: Toledo-Pereyra, Luis H.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Vademecum: Publisher: Georgetown, Tex. : Landes Bioscience, c2006Description: 1 online resource (1 v.).ISBN: 9781429457477 (electronic bk.); 1429457473 (electronic bk.); 1433701626; 9781433701627.Subject(s): Surgery -- History | Surgery -- History | History, Ancient | MEDICAL -- Surgery -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Origins of the knife.DDC classification: 617.09 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Personal reflections -- Primitive times -- Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent -- Egypt of the pharaohs -- Hindu tradition -- Ancient China -- Greek civilization -- Early Roman times before Galen -- Galen's Roman times -- Close of an era.
Summary: 1. Personal Reflections. The Life of the Knife. 2. Primitive Times. The First Traces of the Knife. 3. Mesopotamia-The Fertile Crescent. Attempts at Controlling the Knife: The Hammurabi Code. 4. Egypt of the Pharaohs. Writings on the First Surgical Cases: The Recognition of the Knife. 5. Hindu Tradition. The World of Sushrupta Samhita: Another View of the Knife. 6. Ancient China. A Land of Unrealized Expectations. 7. Greek Civilization. A Rational Approach to Medicine: A Defined Role of the Knife. 8. Early Roman Times before Galen. Following Greek Principles: The Greco-Roman Knife. 9. Galen's R.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Personal reflections -- Primitive times -- Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent -- Egypt of the pharaohs -- Hindu tradition -- Ancient China -- Greek civilization -- Early Roman times before Galen -- Galen's Roman times -- Close of an era.

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1. Personal Reflections. The Life of the Knife. 2. Primitive Times. The First Traces of the Knife. 3. Mesopotamia-The Fertile Crescent. Attempts at Controlling the Knife: The Hammurabi Code. 4. Egypt of the Pharaohs. Writings on the First Surgical Cases: The Recognition of the Knife. 5. Hindu Tradition. The World of Sushrupta Samhita: Another View of the Knife. 6. Ancient China. A Land of Unrealized Expectations. 7. Greek Civilization. A Rational Approach to Medicine: A Defined Role of the Knife. 8. Early Roman Times before Galen. Following Greek Principles: The Greco-Roman Knife. 9. Galen's R.

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