The Healing Hand, Man and Wound in the Ancient World
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1977.
Hardcover. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Second printing. xxiii, 571 pp, with illustrations, bibliography, index. A fine copy in original cream cloth. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear. "This journey to the beginnings of the physician's art brings to life the civilizations of the ancient world - Egypt of the Pharaohs, Greece at the time of Ashoka, and China as Mencius knew it. Probing the documents and artifacts of the ancient world with a scientist's mind and a detective's eye, Guido Majno pieces together the difficulties people faced in the effort to survive their injuries, as well as the odd, chilling, or inspiring ways in which they rose to the challenge" (dust jacket). Illustrated throughout in b/w and color. Oversized: additional shipping charges will apply for priority or international orders.