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Harmony in Healing : The Theoretical Basis of Ancient and Medieval Medicine (Hardcover)

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With MD, PhD, and MS (in astronomy) degrees, Garber is as much a polymath as his predecessors. He traces the philosophical roots of modern medicine from the ancient Greeks to the paradigms of medieval theory and practice, with a particular focus on the cosmological harmonies believed to exist between medicine and astronomy/astrology and music (e.g., per Pythagorus). The author also examines the historical and psychological reasons why belief in such systems of medicine as Galen''s four humors persisted for millennia despite advances in the field.

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Publisher Transaction Pub
Mfg Part# 9781412806923
SKU 204843755
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1412806925
Release Date 11/30/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0207
Publisher Transaction Publishers
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