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Cattle, priests, and progress in medicine / Calvin W. Schwabe.


Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [1978] .
ISBN 0816608253, 9780816608256

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Subjects Animal experimentation.
History of Medicine.
Medicine -- History.
Medicine -- Research.
Medicine, Comparative -- History.
Medicine, Comparative.
Medicine.
Médecine -- Histoire.
Médecine vétérinaire -- Histoire.
Veterinary Medicine -- History.
Veterinary medicine -- History.
Veterinary medicine -- Research.
Veterinary medicine.
Series Wesley W. Spink lectures on comparative medicine ; v. 4.
Description xiii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index.
Contents 1. How man first learned to heal : The evolution of animal cultures ; The great importance of cattle in the early history of man ; The preeminence of cattle in the prehistoric Nile Valley ; Cattle-centered societies of Northeastern Africa today ; Interactions of Black Nilotes and the Ancient Egyptians -- 2. The comparative healers of Ancient Egypt : The oldest medical textbook ; The Egyptian priest-healer ; Lay healers of Ancient Egypt ; The state of the comparative medical art in Egypt ; The economic and religious importance of animals in Egyptian life ; Hathor, the Earth Mother, and the Great Bull Gods ; The gods and medicine ; Medicine in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia compared -- 3. Comparative biology: the Greek idea : Changing religious beliefs about animals and progress in medicine ; The comparative foundations of Greek medicine ; The Arabic contribution ; Sicily and the beginnings of modern medicine ; Other developments through the Renaissance ; Species specialization in early medical practice -- 4. The importance of veterinary research to human health : Animal medicine in modern times ; The founding of veterinary schools and research progress ; The nineteenth century veterinary physicians ; Contributions of the first veterinary professors ; The germinal role of the new veterinary services in government ; Human health implications of clinical research findings by veterinarians -- 5. Toward a truly comparative medicine : Is further animal research necessary to human health? ; Education for medical research ; Medical research training during the past century ; Research training at the level of the professional health science degree ; Education for research in schools of veterinary medicine ; A possible curriculum to prepare medical research scientists ; Support required from the medical establishment.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3835386
(OCoLC)ocm03835386
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WorldCat Identities Schwabe, Calvin W.
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