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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: History of Medicine
How diligently medicine was studied in the monasteries is shown by the numerous manuscripts (many still unedited) in the old cathedral libraries and by those which were taken from the suppressed monasteries and are now to be found in the national libraries of various countries.
Medicine, he says is a practical art and, therefore, may not be treated according to the same methods for the investigation of truth as philosophy.
The scientific endeavours for the reform of medicine are characterized by the activity of the translators, by the critical treatment and explanation of old authors, and by independent investigation especially in the field of botany.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10122a.htm   (17799 words)

  
 History of MEDICINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Herbal medicine is the earliest scientific tradition in medical practice, and it remains an important part of medicine to this day - in a line descending directly from those distant beginnings.
Whatever the method, it is to be hoped that there is a herbal mixture of some kind to serve as at least a mild form of anaesthetic.
Indian medicine enshrines the theory that the human body consists of three substances, and that health requires a balance between them.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa52   (689 words)

  
 History of medicine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ancient Medicine is a treatise on medicine, written roughly 400 BC by Hippocrates.
Medicine was revolutionized in the 18th century and beyond by advances in chemistry and laboratory techniques and equipment, old ideas of infectious disease epidemiology were replaced with bacteriology.
Evidence-based medicine, the application of modern scientific method to ask and answer clinical questions, has had a great impact on practice of medicine throughout the world of modern medicine, for speculation of the unknown was elemental to progress.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_medicine   (3050 words)

  
 Stanford University Libraries&Academic Information Resources:
History of Biomedicine from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
The Mayo History of Medicine Library -several thousand volumes of rare medical classics (from 1479) and early journal literature (from 1665) comprise the core collection of primary literature on all aspects of medicine and allied fields.
Institute of the History of Medicine as a division.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/hasrg/histsci/histmedlinks.html   (2097 words)

  
 The Medical School
The Centre for the History of Medicine was established on the 1 December 2000, the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the Medical School, to support and promote teaching and research in the History of Medicine and help develop the reputation in this field in one of the UK's major research universities.
As a result of the Centre's location, the staff and students of the here are able to develop a high level of interaction with clinicians and medical scientists, which influences the design and execution of research strategies and the dissemination of research.
The aim of the Centre, beyond its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research, is to raise the profile of the History of Medicine within the whole of the School, the University and also the community at large.
www.medicine.bham.ac.uk /histmed   (257 words)

  
 History of Medicine
Medicine was practiced in a family environment in Rome (the family doctor was the pater familias who had absolute power over the family) and although medicine was not based on any true real theory, it was, however, a rationalised empirical science.
Medicine arrived in Rome with the conquest of Greece.
Medicine only entered into university disciplines about 150 years later: in Bologna the physician Taddeo degli Alderotti (1223-1303) argued medicine's cases with the rhetors, managing to elevate the status of medicine into a position alongside the other university disciplines.
pacs.unica.it /biblio/lesson2.htm   (3552 words)

  
 JHU | History of Medicine | History of Science and Technology (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This joint program is run by the Department of the History of Medicine at the School of Medicine and the Department of the History of Science at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
The History of Medicine Department is located in the Institute of the History of Medicine on the Johns Hopkins Medical School Campus.
The Department has particular strengths in the history of medicine in early modern Europe; U.S. medical history; the history of biomedical sciences; and in the history of disease, public health, and colonial medicine.
www.hopkinsmedicine.org.cob-web.org:8888 /graduateprograms/history_of_science   (192 words)

  
 History of Medicine Resources LHS-U: Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana: UIC University Library
These are not the only serials in which information on various topics in the history of medicine can be found, but these are sources that are specifically dedicated to this topic.
This is the official publication of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine.
Presentations included: the History of Health and Disease for the Health Professionals; The History of Medicine in a Medical Context; Pharmaceutical History for the Pharmacy Student; and Antecedents to Contemporary Health Issues: History, Politics, and the Policy of Health.
www.uic.edu /depts/lib/lhsu/resources/HistoryofMedicine.shtml   (1439 words)

  
 History of medicine
The Wellcome Trust runs a number of grant schemes to encourage serious academic study and a career in the history of medicine.
The Trust has a broad definition of the history of medicine, encompassing the historical study of all factors affecting the medical and health experience of people and animals in all countries, at all periods.
Enable established historians of medicine, based in developing countries, to undertake a research programme to be carried out in their home institution, in conjunction with a collaborating department in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
www.wellcome.ac.uk /funding/medicalhumanities/hom   (592 words)

  
 HISTORY OF MEDICINE
Antiqua Medicina: From Homer to Vesalius On-line exhibition prepared in conjunction with the Colloquium "Antiqua Medicina: Aspects in Ancient Medicine" held at the University of Virginia, February 27, 1997.
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) Searchable database of nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
History of Islamic Biomedicine From the Karolinska Institute.
newark.rutgers.edu /~natalieb/medicine.htm   (426 words)

  
 History of Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Institute of the History of Medicine at the
He served as editor of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine for seventeen years and was an integral part of the Institute of the History of Medicine for nearly three decades.
The Institute of the History of Medicine is a center for advanced studies dedicated to promoting scholarship on the history of medicine, disease, and the health sciences and their relationship to society.
www.hopkinsmedicine.org /graduateprograms/history_of_science/hmed/index.html   (274 words)

  
 History of Medicine Series at the UConn Health Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Robert U. Massey History of Medicine Society is an association of individuals interested in presentations and discussions on the history of medicine.
Massey served as editor of Connecticut Medicine from 1986 to 1999 and was the editor of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences from 1987 to 1991.
The Society is open to those who have an interest in the history of medicine.
cme.uchc.edu /ce/history.html   (304 words)

  
 History of Medicine on Line - Making the Past Pertinent to the Present
Through the pages of History of Medicine On-Line the history of medicine will be told such that it provides context and perspective on the current and future state of medicine.
Anyone with an interest in the history of medicine is encouraged to submit articles for publication.
We are interested in every facet of medical history, from important individuals and institutions to significant events, inventions, and the historiography of medical history.
www.priory.com /homol.htm   (393 words)

  
 History of Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
History of Medicine: Andy Walker's History of Medicine website includes activities on Roman Public Health, Renaissance Medicine, Women in Medicine, Nursing and Nightingale, Louis Pasteur and Edward Jenner.
History of Biomedicine: Karolinska Institutet Library (KIB) is the largest medical library in Sweden and have produced an impressive website on the history of Biomedicine.
Health and Medicine in Kent: Written by Ian Coulson to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NHS this excellent website includes material on prehistoric medicine, Roman medicine, health in the Middle Ages, John Esson, the Black Death, William Harvey, cholera, secret remedies, early hospitals and Bevan's NHS.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REVhistorymedicine.htm   (821 words)

  
 History Of Medicine Publications -History-Medicine.com
Prioreschi, P. and Brehm, E., "Male Homosexuality in Ancient Greece," Proceedings of the XXXIIIrd International Congress of History of Medicine, Granada, Spain, September 1992, pp.
Prioreschi, P., "The Hippocratic Oath," Proceedings of the XXXIVth International Congress of History of Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, GB, September 1994, pp.
Prioreschi, P. "Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and the Concept of 'Radical Moisture'," Journal of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine, I, 1, 35-40, 2002.
www.history-medicine.com /homp.htm   (762 words)

  
 History of medicine
In his will, Sir Henry Wellcome specifically mentioned the study of the history of medicine as a topic to be fostered.
Examples of previous and current activities funded by the History of Medicine research funding programme, including the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London (UCL) and other groupings of historians of medicine receiving core support.
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL has details of conferences and workshops on its website.
www.wellcome.ac.uk /doc_WTD003249.html   (203 words)

  
 History of Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
First, faculty members are engaged in teaching courses on aspects of the history of health and medicine.
Last, the History of Health and Medicine Unit supports the history of medicine collection in the Faculty of Health Sciences library.
The History of Health and Medicine Unit is funded by a generous endowment from Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine), Toronto, and matching funding from McMaster University.
www.fhs.mcmaster.ca /histmed   (253 words)

  
 History of medicine. Introduction.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Use the interactive timeline to see an overview of the history of medicine.
Looking at the history of medicine shows how ideas have developed over the centuries.
Today's medicine has evolved over thousands of years as each generation built on the knowledge of earlier times.
www.schoolscience.co.uk /content/4/biology/abpi/history/index.html   (263 words)

  
 The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL continues to build on its proud tradition of excellence in furthering the academic study of the history of medicine and an awareness of its importance.
Because so many questions of importance can be investigated through the history of medicine, it is one of the fields of inquiry that can most sensitively address a wide range of cutting-edge debates in the humanities and social sciences, and even in the natural sciences.
The Centre remains committed to furthering the knowledge of medicine's past in order to offer analyses of the complexities and ambiguities, as well as the hard-won knowledge, surrounding health, diseases, and their treatment.
www.ucl.ac.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /histmed   (251 words)

  
 Duke University Medical Center Library Online - Welcome to the History of Medicine Collections
Discover the history of medicine in over 20,000 monographs and 4,000 manuscripts, as well as photographs, illustrations, medical instruments, stamps, medals, and a variety of medical realia.
The History of Medicine Collections houses many rare and significant works and an extensive circulating collection documenting medical practices and thought, and medicine's relationship to society through time.
The History of Medicine Collections is located in room 102 of the Medical Center Library.
www.mclibrary.duke.edu /hmc   (121 words)

  
 Sources in the History of Medicine
In 1769, Medicine and Anatomy was officially designated as one of six categories of membership in the American Philosophical Society, and ever since, the biomedical disciplines have been well represented in Philosophical Hall.
Correspondingly, the Society's Library has built a strong core of materials relating to the history of medicine from the 18th century to the present in the form of books, pamphlets, and periodicals, as well as the personal and professional papers of practicing physicians and medical researchers.
Today, the Manuscripts Division houses one of the strongest collections in the nation for documenting the history of medicine in the early 20th century.
www.amphilsoc.org /library/guides/medicine.htm   (838 words)

  
 World History Compass, History of Medicine
The AAHM is North America's oldest continuously functioning scholarly organization devoted to the study of all aspects of the history of the health professions, disease, public health, and related subjects.
This project involves the creation of a hypertext archive of narratives, medical consilia, governmental records, religious and spiritual writings and images documenting the arrival, impact and response to the problem of epidemic disease in Western Europe between 1348 and 1530.
Holds exhibitions on the history of science and the history of medicine.
www.worldhistorycompass.com /medicine.htm   (229 words)

  
 Carnegie Mellon Libraries: History: History of Medicine
Below are archives, libraries, and museums for the history of medicine.
Devoted to the study of all aspects of the history of the health professions, including disease, public health, and related subjects.
Database of the secondary literature for medicine, including the history of medicine and related fields, such as the history of the health profession, sciences, specialties, drugs, diseases, etc. It includes journal articles, and individual chapters in published proceedings.
www.library.cmu.edu /Research/Humanities/History/medicine.html   (1982 words)

  
 Muslims Contributions to Medical History تاريخ الطب ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pediatric surgery in Islamic medicine from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
Paediatric surgery in Islamic medicine from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
The History and Theory of the Temperaments in Islamic Medicine
www.islamicmedicine.org /history.htm   (994 words)

  
 History of Medicine Lecture Series
Nancy Mendenhall "The History of Proton Therapy at the University of Florida"
The History of Gustatory Sweating: the Contributions of Lucja Frey - Erin Dunbar, M.D. November 8, 2001:
History of Infectious Diseases - Neil Clancy M.D. (Infectious Diseases)
medinfo.ufl.edu /other/histmed   (866 words)

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