Fountain of Life

The Medical Arts From Antiquity To Modern Times

Sperber, Mia

Baden-Baden: Deutscher Wissenschafts-Verlag (DWV) 1. Auflage, 2004
Broschur, 195 Seiten, 170 x 220 mm

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Table of contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Serpent – Mythical Symbol of Life and Renewal

PART I: TIMELESS TEACHINGS

Chapter 1: A World of Magic – Medicine´s Prehistoric Origins

Chapter 2: The Healing Heavens – Medical Foundations in Mesopotamia

Chapter 3: Priests and Papyri – Egypt´s Mystical Heritage

Chapter 4: Divine Instructions – The Medicine of Ancient Israel

Chapter 5: Quetzalcoatl´s Legacy – Medical Practices in the Pre-Columbian Americas

Chapter 6: Sacred Hymns, Rational Techniques – Indian Medical LoreChapter 7: The Harmony of Life – China´s Unique Wisdom

PART II: CLASSICAL MASTERS

Chapter 1: An Oath for All Time – Medical Art in Ancient Greece

Chapter 2: Healing an Empire – Roman Therapeutical Concepts

Chapter 3: New Religions, Prominent Physicians – Byzantium and the Islamic World

Chapter 4: Illuminating the Darkness – The Middle Ages and the Renaissance

PART III: HEALING IN A TECHNOLOGICAL AGE

Chapter 1: Fervour and Intuition – The Dawn of Modern Science

Chapter 2: The Power of Knowledge – Contemporary Dilemmas

Chapter 3: Epilogue – A View to the Future

Illustrations

Bibliography

Index

Sperber, Mia

Mia Sperber is a medical doctor who studied and specialised in diagnostic radiology in Europe and the USA. She has written and edited several leading medical textbooks – one of her most recent, “Radiologic Diagnosis of Chest Disease”, 2nd edition, was published by Springer-Verlag, in New York.
She has also a great interest in history, philosophy and comparative religion, and has written books and screenplays on the history of medicine, the power of the human mind in healing processes, and on such famous historical figures as Pythagoras, Dante Alighieri and Emperor Charlemagne of France, currently serving as the basis for the production of major motion pictures and television documentaries. Dr. Sperber appears on television, participates as an invited speaker at many international conferences and is a member of the British Society of Authors and of the Medical Writers Group. A Belgian national, she currently lives with her family in London.

Alle beim DWV erschienenen Titel:

Medizinhistoriker - Ärzte - Medizinstudenten - Allgemeinhistoriker - alle an der Geschichte der Medizin und der Kulturgeschichte Interessierten