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Wounds and disorder have been as devastating at the battlefields of the traditional international as they're this day. In an age of bloody wrestle, how did physicians and medics take care of arrow accidents, spear and sword gashes, dysentery, and an infection with no the advantages of anesthesia or smooth scientific expertise? during this compelling quantity, army historian Richard A. Gabriel explores the long-hidden global of historical army medication from 4000 BC to advert 1453 to bare its unusually subtle physique of information, perform, and technique.
 
Ranging largely from the deserts of North Africa, around the plains of India and Persia, to the mountains of Europe and Asia Minor, this booklet examines scientific historical past from the Bronze Age during the center a long time. through revealing long-forgotten clinical secrets and techniques, Dr. Gabriel exhibits how historical civilizations’ applied sciences have stimulated sleek clinical practices. accomplished, considerate, occasionally photo, and regularly obtainable, Man and Wound within the old World may be welcomed via a person who desires to find out how today’s clinical miracles construct upon these of the past.

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