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Man and Medicine: A History

Farokh Erach Udwadia (Author)
Synopsis 'Man and Medicine' is a wide-spanning historical study of the evolution of modern medicine, from prehistory to contemporary times. By linking the growth of modern medicine to various socio-cultural influences and historical events shaping the evolution of man. Dr Udwadia provides a comprehensive and multi-faceted account of the medical profession and its practice through the ages. The story of medicine begins with prehistory and then moves on to the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, India, China and Greece. It follows the fascinating trail of history to Rome, on to Modern and Contemporary Medicine. It also includes a well-researched chapter on the history of Western Medicine in India. The book concludes with a chapter on the future, where the author discusses the immense potential of medicine to alter the very roots of man's existence and to revolutionize life and living. Dr Udwadia paints a rich, many-lextured canvas of events and discoveries in medicine and brings to life the cavalcade of great men who trod its trail and shaped its path. In this chapter on Contemporary Medicine he exposes its limits and discusses the drawbacks and dangers of present day medical practice. This book will fascinate those in the medical profession, sociologists, historians, and general readers. The more people know about the victories and defeats, the virtues and faults of physicians through the ages, the stronger will be the bond between patients and physicians and the larger the benefits to both man and medicine.
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About the author

Farokh Erach Udwadia

Farokh Erach Udwadia, one of India's most eminent physicians, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Grant Medical College and J.J. Hospital, Mumbai, and Consultant Physician to Breach Candy Hospital and Parsee General Hospital, Mumbai. He was awarded the Padma Bushan in 1987 for his outstanding contribution to medicine and to medical research. The American College of Chest Physicians conferred on him the award of Master Fellow in 1977. He received the Dhanvantari Award in 1996.

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Bibliographic information

Title Man and Medicine: A History
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195654579
length xvi+496p., 29cm.
Subjects History