Divided Legacy I (The Patterns Emerge: Hippocrates to Paracelsus) - Harris Coulter

  • Divided Legacy I (The Patterns Emerge: Hippocrates to Paracelsus) - Harris Coulter
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"Not since the 1940s has there been a serious attempt to write an entire history of medicine...Now Harris Coulter has written a thoughtful yet eclectic history of medical ideas...His notes, for most chapters numbering in the many hundreds, mark well the traces of the paths that his extensive scholarship has taken. He writes clearly and forcefully as well as provocatively...He has worked mostly from the primary sources....It is the view of the majority of medical historians who are captives of the Rationalist tradition that these massive volumes are meant to counteract. That they will be successful in doing so is doubtful. That they deserve to be read and discussed there seems to be no doubt at all". Gert Brieger in Isis.