Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World: by Anna Winterbottom, Facil Tesfaye

By Anna Winterbottom, Facil Tesfaye

This interdisciplinary paintings, the 1st of 2 volumes, offers essays on quite a few points of ailment, medication, and therapeutic in numerous destinations in and round the Indian Ocean from the 9th century to the early glossy interval. issues comprise theoretical factors for affliction, techniques of fertility, fabric tradition, therapeutic in terms of international relations and colonialism, public overall healthiness, and the well-being of slaves and migrant employees. total, the books argue that, through the interval of analysis, the Indian Ocean has been the positioning of a number of interconnected clinical interactions which may be considered within the context of the environmental components connecting the quarter. the 2 volumes are the 1st to take advantage of the Indian Ocean global as a geographical and conceptual framework for the research of ailment. it's going to entice lecturers and graduate scholars operating within the fields of clinical and clinical background, in addition to within the starting to be fields of Indian Ocean reviews and international history.

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To remind ourselves of the even deeper connection between the elements and the balance of fluids and vapors in the human body, perceived by many of those who thought or wrote about medicine, we might turn to Hippocrates, who lived closer to the Mediterranean Sea than the Indian Ocean, but whose ideas, nonetheless, circulated in various languages and forms across the region. 90 According to Hippocrates, the features of the landscape, the qualities of the waters, and the direction and strength of the winds all affect the 28 Anna Winterbottom and Facil Tesfaye health of the people.

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