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Ancient Medicine
This title covers these subjects: Ancient civilization., Ancient history., Medicine -- History.
Ancient Medicine
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Ancient Medicine

Did prehistoric people and the ancient civilizations understand health and disease? Did they make any advances in medical knowledge? This books explains that humans faced new challenges when they began to live together in large communities. It shows how some physicians realized that disease might have natural causes, not supernatural ones, and so could be treated by natural methods and prevented by improving public health.

Reading LevelGrades 6-7
Interest LevelGrades 6-10
ATOS Level7
AR Points1
AR Quiz #152201
Text TypeInformational Text
BrandRaintree Freestyle
Page Count48
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School Library Journal - Alyson Low

"These noteworthy volumes cover medicine’s progression from ancient times to the present day. They highlight theories, equipment, medications, procedures, diseases of particular concern, milestones, and more. They do not explore medicine in a vacuum, though, addressing the inextricable link between it and society at large. Unlike some series that fall into the limiting trap of cookie-cutter layouts and organization, these volumes only generally resemble one another and have abundant, fascinating material particular to their respective eras. The writing is straightforward and refrains from sensationalism, letting the torturous reality of early medicine speak for itself. The text is supplemented by interesting sidebars and informative photographs, maps, diagrams, and reproductions. -- Alyson Low, Fayetteville Public Library, AR School Library Journal, "Series Made Simple" 11/1/2012" - School Library Journal

November 1, 2012

Booklist - Carolyn Phelan

"After a discussion of the prehistoric beginnings of medicine, this colorfully illustrated volume surveys ancient medical beliefs and practices in five regions: Egypt and the Middle East, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Though brief, the text is clearly written and informative. Appearing on every page are clear, color illustrations, such as photos of sites, artifacts, and ancient artworks. Though the book evidently originated in England, the spellings of words and the "Places to Visit" in the appended list are American. There is no source bibliography. The five books listed under "Find Out More" include three of the publisher’s own, one from Facts on File, and, oddly, a 2007 reprint of a book first published in 1914. Still, this volume from the Medicine through the Ages series offers an attractive introduction to the topic. - Carolyn PhelanBooklist 10/1/2012" - Booklist

October 1, 2012

Andrew Langley

Andrew Langley

Andrew Langley is a prolific author of books for children, with a special interest in history and the environment. He has been short-listed for several major awards, most recently with books on natural disasters and Hiroshima.

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