Massachusetts: Commonwealth Fund Book, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Scarce, clean, tight, 571pp. Off-white buchram cover with black graphics and titles. Negligeable shelf wear. very Good + / missing. Item #17789
This is a fascinating history of wounds and the history of their care throughout the ancient world including the milestones in would treatment; Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Arabia, China, India, Alexander the Great era, Rome, and Galen era, with a huge bibliography, abbreviations and phonmetic notations, notes to the text and notes to the copious illustrations. Tools and instruments used to "patch up" the wounded, bacterial inflammation, injuries, infection, treatments. About half scholarly for medical professionals and half fascinating and readable for the lay person.