Book ID: CBB640290824

A History of Geology and Medicine (2013)

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The historical links between Geology and Medicine are surprisingly numerous and diverse. This, the first ever volume dedicated to the subject, contains contributions from an international authorship of geologists, historians and medical professionals. Rocks, minerals, fossils and earths have been used therapeutically since earliest times and details recorded on ancient papyri, clay tablets, medieval manuscripts and early published sources. Pumice was used to clean teeth, antimony to heal wounds, clays as antidotes to poison, gold to cure haemorrhoids and warts, and gem pastes to treat syphilis and the plague, while mineral springs preserved health. Geology was crucial in the development of public health. Medical men making important geological contributions include Steno, Worm, Parkinson, Bigsby, William Hunter, Jenner, John Hulke, Conan Doyle, Gorini and various Antarctic explorers. A History of Geology and Medicine will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, medical personnel, historians of science and the general reader who has an interest in science.

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Review Peter A. Leggat (2015) Review of "A History of Geology and Medicine". Health and History (pp. 78-80). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter C. Gardner-Thorpe (2013) Education Forms the Tender Mind. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 329-337). unapi

Chapter H. Guly (2013) Medical Geologists During the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 455-462). unapi

Chapter C. J. Duffin (2013) History of the Pharmaceutical Use of Pumice. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 157-169). unapi

Chapter C. Cristini; A. F. Franchini; L. Lorusso; B. Falconi; A. Porro (2013) Vomiting Stones: Mental Illness and Forensic Medicine in 18th Century Italy. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 463-468). unapi

Chapter E. Linan; M. Linan; J. Carrasco (2013) Cryptopalaeontology. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 45-64). unapi

Chapter F. A. Franchini; L. Lorusso; B. Falconi; A. Porro (2013) Geology, Conservation and Dissolution of Corpses by Paolo Gorini (1813-1881). In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 469-474). unapi

Chapter C. J. Duffin (2013) The Gem Electuary. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 81-111). unapi

Chapter C. J. Duffin (2013) Geology as Medicine and Medics as Geologists. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 1-6). unapi

Chapter C. J. Duffin (2013) Lithotherapeutical Research Sources from Antiquity to the Mid-Eighteenth Century. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 7-43). unapi

Chapter P. L. Smedley; N. S. Robins (2013) Groundwater - Medicine by the Glassful?. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 261-267). unapi

Chapter R. Console (2013) Pharmaceutical Use of Gold from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 171-191). unapi

Chapter J. Carrasco; M. Linan (2013) The Stomatological Use of Stones Cited in the Kitab Al-Tasrif Treatise (Abulcasis, 1000 Ce). In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 65-80). unapi

Chapter M. D. S. Barroso (2013) Bezoar Stones, Magic, Science and Art. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 193-207). unapi

Chapter J. H. Pearn; C. Gardner-Thorpe (2013) Sunday Stone: An Enduring Metaphor of Mining Diseases and Underground Mining Conditions. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 269-278). unapi

Chapter E. Hoch (2013) Diagnosing Fossilization in the Nordic Renaissance: An Investigation into the Correspondence of Ole Worm (1588-1654). In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 307-327). unapi

Chapter A. Macgregor (2013) Medicinal Terra Sigillata: A Historical, Geographical and Typological Review. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 113-136). unapi

Chapter S. Wills (2013) John Whitaker Hulke, Surgeon and Palaeontologist. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 409-427). unapi

Chapter D. C. Angetter; B. Hubmann; J. Seidl (2013) Physicians and Their Contribution to the Early History of Earth Sciences in Austria. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 445-454). unapi

Chapter C. J. Duffin (2013) Some Early Eighteenth Century Geological Materia Medica. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 209-233). unapi

Chapter J. J. Liston (2013) From Obstetrics to Oryctology: Inside the Mind of William Hunter (1718-1783). In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 349-373). unapi

Chapter L. G. Wilson (2013) John Jeremiah Bigsby, MD: British Army Physician and Pioneer North American Geologist. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 375-394). unapi

Chapter M. Aliverti (2013) Religiosity and Magic in Some Lithoiatric Practices of European Folk Medicine. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 235-242). unapi

Chapter W. D. I. Rolfe (2013) Materia Medica in the Seventeenth-Century Paper Museum of Cassiano Dal Pozzo. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 137-156). unapi

Chapter B. P. Bergman (2013) The Influence of Geology in the Development of Public Health. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 279-287). unapi

Chapter J. Bek-Thomsen (2013) From Flesh to Fossils - Nicolaus Steno's Anatomy of the Earth. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 289-305). unapi

Chapter T. Pointon; D. M. Martill (2013) Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle's Contribution to the Popularity of Pterodactyls. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 429-443). unapi

Chapter C. Lewis (2013) James Parkinson's 'System of Successive Creations'. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 339-348). unapi

Chapter G. C. Hull (2013) Five Eighteenth-Century Medical Polymaths. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 395-407). unapi

Chapter J. D. Mather (2013) Britain's Spa Heritage: A Hydrogeological Appraisal. In: A History of Geology and Medicine (pp. 243-260). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Lawrence, Christopher
Porter, Roy Sydney
Bynum, William F.
Mayer, Anna-K.
Kardel, Troels
Lewis, Cherry L. E.
Journals
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Rodopi
Dutton
Timefile Books
Springer
Springer-Verlag
Concepts
Geology
Medicine
Biographies
Anatomy
Science and religion
Fossils
People
Steno, Nicolaus
Parkinson, James
Jenner, Edward
Hunter, William
Bigsby, John Jeremiah
Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe
Places
British Isles
North America: United States; Canada
Great Britain
Netherlands
Europe
Italy
Times
17th century
18th century
19th century
Renaissance
15th century
16th century
Institutions
Copenhagen. Universitet
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