This three-volume set provides a comprehensive yet concise global exploration of health and medicine from ancient times to the present day, helping readers to trace the development of concepts and practices around the world.
• Offers a comprehensive yet concise view of the subject, covering all of human history and all inhabited regions of the world within approachable sections
• Allows readers to trace the evolution of different aspects of health and medicine, helping them to understand why and how our understanding of health has changed over time
• Includes a curated collection of over 100 primary sources to give readers a first-hand look at many aspects of health during different historical time periods around the world
• Follows a standardized chapter structure that makes finding information on specific aspects of health and medicine and comparing/contrasting these aspects from one time period to another easy
Ruth Clifford Engs, RN, EdD, is professor emerita of applied health science in the School of Public Health at Indiana University, Bloomington.