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Author Dawson, Ian.

Title Prehistoric and Egyptian medicine / Ian Dawson.

Imprint New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 610.901 DAW    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 64 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Series The history of medicine
History of medicine (Enchanted Lion Books)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Medicine among the prehistoric hunter-gatherers -- How effective was Native American medicine?-- Medicine and health in the first settlements -- Medicine in ancient Egypt -- How did the Egyptians treat illnesses? -- How successful was prehistoric and Egyptian medicine? -- Glossary -- Timeline -- Further information -- Index.
Summary What was known about the body by early peoples? What understanding of disease and treatments did people have? What can we learn about prehistoric health and medicine from archeology? Why did the Egyptians use honey as often as they did? Why did medicine men suck the body of the ill person? Prehistoric and Egyptian Medicine explores these questions and many more. How healthy were prehistoric people? Using evidence from Orkney in the British Isles, the author shows how archeology can help us to understand something about life expectancy, fitness and the causes of pain among prehistoric people. The book also reveals what Native Americans and Australian aboriginals can teach us about prehistoric medicine. The medical ideas of ancient Egypt also are explored. We learn about written records, specialized doctors, charms, embalming and more. Well-illustrated and rich with detail, Prehistoric and Egyptian Medicine is informative and, at times, surprising.
Subject Medicine, Egyptian -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America -- Medicine -- Juvenile literature.
Aboriginal Australians -- Medicine -- Juvenile literature.
Medicine, Egyptian -- History.
Indians of North America.
Aboriginal Australians -- Medicine.
ISBN 1592700357

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