CHAPTER I: Introduction

Golding, John
January 1994
Ascent to Mona as Illustrated by a Short History of Jamaican Med;1994, p2
Book Chapter
Chapter 1 of the book "Ascent to Mona As Illustrated by a Short History of Jamaican Medical Care" is presented. It looks at the history of the development of medicine and surgery. It notes that the origins of medicine and surgery must be attributed largely to physician Hippocrates, who formulated the three basic tenets of the life of a physician and held that disease is due to natural processes rather than to magic or superstition. It tackles the role of physician and lecturer Claudius Galen of Pergamon on the study of medicine.


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