Archaeology Odyssey 3:2, March/April 2000

Briefly Noted

For young archaeologists

Ancient Medicine: From Sorcery to Surgery

Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods (Minneapolis: Runestone Press, 1999) 88 pp. with color illustrations, $25.26 Ages 9–14

Ever wonder how wounds were patched before the age of Band-Aids? This colorful, highly informative book explores the origins of medicine, through illustrations, maps, timelines and descriptions of ancient medical procedures. Tracing developments in Egypt, India, China, Greece and Rome, along with a chapter on the Stone Age, Ancient Medicine deals with broken bones, ancient drugs, brain surgery and “pus-pullers” (syringes).

A Journey Through Time

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