Origins of the Knife: Early Encounters with the History of Surgery

Title

Origins of the Knife: Early Encounters with the History of Surgery

Department

History

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

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.

ISBN

978-1570596940

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Landes Bioscience

City

Georgetown, Tex.

Disciplines

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.