"The History of Medicine" is an important new series for young people on the medical contributions and advances made over the centuries, from prehistoric times to the present day, Each book presents and evaluates the major medical issues of the time and the key individuals who pushed medical knowledge into new territory.
In "Greek and Roman Medicine" readers can learn about the importance of Hippocrates and Galen, The great influence of the gods over human affairs, how Greek and Roman doctors tried to heal the sick, how successful surgical procedures were, and whether the Romans really were as healthy as we tend to think they were.