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Science - History of the Universe Vol. 7: Anthropology & Medicine

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In "Science - History of the Universe Vol. 7: Anthropology & Medicine" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler, the author delves into the fascinating world of anthropology and medicine, exploring the history and development of these two interconnected fields.

Rolt-Wheeler provides a comprehensive overview of the historical and theoretical foundations of anthropology, examining how human societies have evolved and adapted over time. He also takes a close look at the intricate relationship between culture, biology, and the environment, shedding light on the complex factors that shape human behavior and identity.

In the realm of medicine, Rolt-Wheeler explores the evolution of medical knowledge and practices, from ancient healing rituals to modern scientific advancements. He discusses the key figures and milestones that have shaped the field of medicine, highlighting the ongoing quest to understand and combat disease.

Overall, "Science - History of the Universe Vol. 7: Anthropology & Medicine" is a well-researched and engaging exploration of two crucial aspects of human existence. Rolt-Wheeler's accessible writing style and thorough analysis make this book a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history and development of anthropology and medicine. I highly recommend it to both students and enthusiasts of these fields.

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Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The seventh volume is on Anthropology written by the editor himself and on Medicine written by Theodore H. Allen. An introduction to the Anthropology section was written by Frederick Starr. The section on Anthropology discusses its role in science, explains different human races, delved into prehistoric archaeology and further into the development of culture. The section on Medicine goes through medical knowledge from the ancients, Greeks, Romans, Arabians and all the way to the 17th to 19th century. It examined how these different eras affected the progress of medicine. - Summary by Sienna

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