MEDIEVAL MEDICINE AND THE PLAGUE
In addition to eye-catching visuals on every page (all fully captioned), the book features timelines, maps, and numerous fact boxes. Main subjects are divided into 14 two-page spreads with artwork and decorative borders attractively arranged around text passages. Subtitles add focus and glossary terms are printed in boldface. Topics include tracing a timeline of medical changes through the Middle Ages; common medieval diseases and their causes, such as smallpox, tuberculosis, diphtheria, and leprosy; "The Back Plague" and the modern explanation for it; the Four Humors; operations and treatments such as bloodletting, cupping, and cauterizing; medicine makers such as apothecaries and housewives; famous doctors such as Hippocrates, Galen, Rhazes, and Avicenna; and women’s place in medicine.
8" x 11"