Origins of the Knife: Early Encounters with the History of Surgery
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.
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Surgery
Citation for published book
Toledo-Pereyra, Luis H. Origins of the Knife: Early Encounters with the History of Surgery. Georgetown, Tex: Landes Bioscience, 2006.
Toledo-Pereya, Luis, "Origins of the Knife: Early Encounters with the History of Surgery" (2006). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 293.