By Mark Jackson
The Oxford guide of the historical past of medication celebrates the richness and diversity of clinical historical past world wide. In fresh a long time, the heritage of medication has emerged as a wealthy and mature sub-discipline inside background, however the energy of the sphere has now not precluded energetic debates approximately equipment, subject matters, and resources. Bringing jointly over thirty overseas students, this instruction manual offers a positive assessment of the present kingdom of those debates, and gives new instructions for destiny scholarship.
There are 3 sections: the 1st explores the methodological demanding situations and historiographical debates generated by means of operating particularly ancient a while; the second one explores the historical past of medication in particular areas of the realm and their scientific traditions, and comprises dialogue of the `global historical past of medicine'; the ultimate part analyses, from wide chronological and geographical views, either verified and rising old topics and methodological debates within the heritage of medication.
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William Faulkner, Requiemfor a Nun (London: Chatto and Windus, 1953), 85. ) Dolan, ‘History, Medical Humanities and Medical Education’. ) Huisman and Warner, ‘Medical Histories’, 3; Mark Jackson, ‘Review Article: Disease and Diversity in History’, Social History of Medicine, 15 (2002), 323–40. ) Ilana Löwy, ‘The Social History of Medicine: Beyond the Local’, Social History of Medicine, 20 (2007), 465–81. Mark Jackson Mark Jackson is Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Exeter and was Director of the Centre for Medical History there between 2000 and 2010.
As a result, the professional study of Graeco-Roman medicine was long dominated by what has sometimes been called ‘the philological paradigm’, a scholarly discourse preoccupied with discussions about manuscript traditions, textual variants, different versions of the same text, sources, influences, ‘master—pupil relations’, textual layers, and the semantics of (p. 23) particular terms. 6 In addition, this approach rendered the subject inaccessible to the increasing numbers of scholars and students without adequate knowledge of Latin or Greek or lacking the skills even to interpret the results of sometimes overly complicated textual, philological scholarship.