History of medicine

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The history of medicine shows how societies have changed in their approach to illness and disease from ancient times to the present.wikipedia
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Hippocrates

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A towering figure in the history of medicine was the physician Hippocrates of Kos (c. 460c.
Hippocrates of Kos, also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), who is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.

Medicine in the medieval Islamic world

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In preserving medical practices from antiquity, Byzantine medicine influenced Islamic medicine as well as fostering the Western rebirth of medicine during the Renaissance. The translation of 129 of Galen's works into Arabic by the Nestorian Christian Hunayn ibn Ishaq and his assistants, and in particular Galen's insistence on a rational systematic approach to medicine, set the template for Islamic medicine, which rapidly spread throughout the Arab Empire.
In the history of medicine, Islamic medicine is the science of medicine developed in the Islamic Golden Age, and written in Arabic, the lingua franca of Islamic civilization.

Opium

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Few effective drugs existed, beyond opium and quinine.
Opium is mentioned in the most important medical texts of the ancient world, including the Ebers Papyrus and the writings of Dioscorides, Galen, and Avicenna.

Ancient Greece

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The Hippocratic Oath was written in ancient Greece in the 5th century BCE, and is a direct inspiration for oaths of office that physicians swear upon entry into the profession today.
Hippocrates was a physician of the Classical period, and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.

Hunayn ibn Ishaq

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The translation of 129 of Galen's works into Arabic by the Nestorian Christian Hunayn ibn Ishaq and his assistants, and in particular Galen's insistence on a rational systematic approach to medicine, set the template for Islamic medicine, which rapidly spread throughout the Arab Empire.
History of medicine

Avicenna

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physicians included the Persian polymaths Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi and Avicenna, who
He is remembered in the Western history of medicine as a major historical figure who made important contributions to medicine and the European Renaissance.

Galen

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Some of what we know of them comes from Celsus and Galen of Pergamum.
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History of herbalism

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History of herbalism
The history of herbalism is closely tied with the history of medicine from prehistoric times up until the development of the germ theory of disease in the 19th century.

History of medicine in the United States

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History of medicine in the United States
The history of medicine in the United States encompasses a variety of periods and approaches to health care in the United States from colonial days to the present, ranging from early folk remedies to the increasing professionalization and managed care of modern medicine.

Timeline of medicine and medical technology

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Timeline of medicine and medical technology
Timeline of the history of medicine and medical technology.

Byzantine medicine

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copied content from Byzantine medicine; see that page's history for attribution
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Bloodletting

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The balance of humours in humans could be achieved by diet, medicines, and by blood-letting, using leeches.
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Public health

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Herodotus described the Egyptians as "the healthiest of all men, next to the Libyans", because of the dry climate and the notable public health system that they possessed.
With onset of the epidemiological transition and as the prevalence of infectious diseases decreased through the 20th century, public health began to put more focus on chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Clifford Allbutt

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Thomas Clifford Allbutt
The bulk of the article was the history of medicine, the first half up to 18th century, the remainder (from page 51) on the development of modern medicine including sections for English Medicine from 1800 to 1840, German Medicine from 1800 to 1840 and Modern Progress.

History of pathology

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History of pathology
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History of pharmacy

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History of pharmacy
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History of hospitals

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History of hospitals
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History of surgery

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History of surgery
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Timeline of nursing history

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Timeline of nursing history
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Babylonia

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Early medical traditions include those of Babylon, China, Egypt and India.

Ancient Egyptian medicine

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Early medical traditions include those of Babylon, China, Egypt and India.

Ayurveda

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Early medical traditions include those of Babylon, China, Egypt and India.

Sushruta

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The Indians introduced the concepts of medical diagnosis, prognosis, and advanced medical ethics.

Medical diagnosis

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The Indians introduced the concepts of medical diagnosis, prognosis, and advanced medical ethics.