HIST0286A History of Medicine I, Medical Traditions in the Old World to 1700
People have always attempted to promote health and prolong life, and to ameliorate bodily suffering. Those living in parts of Eurasia also developed textual traditions that, together with material remains, allow historians to explore their medical practic
From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. Subjects include English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.
Includes key texts representing the history of medicine as a field across the globe, including classic works in anatomy, surgery, virology and public health from the European, Islamic and East Asian traditions. Projects are browsable by subject and by date.
Particularly strong for prints and photographs of medical conditions, along with cartoons and caricatures, posters, postcards and images of medical instruments. For texts found at Yale, see also the related contributions to the Medical Heritage Library