Ancient Medicine: Sickness and Health in Greece and Rome

Ichabod Press is pleased to announce that we have acquired the rights to bestselling author, Liam A Faulkner’s Ancient Medicine: Sickness and Health in Greece and Rome and will be publishing an updated second edition shortly.

AncientMedNEWCOVEROriginally published as part of Collca’s Bite Size History series, the second edition will become the first book in our new series, Snapshot History; a collection of titles that aim to give readers a brief yet informative “snapshot” of a historical period or topic. In this case, the practice of healing as it was understood in the ancient world.

Beginning with an overview of the ancient world, Ancient Medicine traces the rise and development of rational medicine. From the first doctors mentioned in Greek myth and recorded in the epics of Homer, to the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates of Kos, this concise text explores how ancient perceptions of the human body and illness changed over time and the impact such notions had upon the development of Western medical thought.

Assuming no prior knowledge, Faulkner’s lively and engaging style takes readers on a journey through the origins of modern medicine, complete with twenty-five pictures and illustrations, quotes from ancient texts, and suggestions for further reading at the back of the book.

Intended as an overview, Ancient Medicine assumes no prior knowledge of the history of medicine or the ancient world and is perfect for both students and history buffs alike.

Ichabod Press is thrilled by this acquisition and cannot wait to share the finished product with you! Keep an eye on this blog and our Twitter for updates – we will share more exciting Ancient Medicine news with you as soon as we can.

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