Medicine of the Prophet (Islamic Texts Society)



In ‘Medicine of the Prophet’, Ibn Qayyim presents a concise summary of how the Prophet’s guidance and teaching can be followed, as well as how health, sickness and cures were viewed by Muslims in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.New
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Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine



Why has the history of Western herbal medicine received such little research coverage in any systematic and authoritative way, even though it has figured large in both lay and learned healthcare of the past? What methods and sources are most appropriate for the study of medicinal herbs and herbal practices of the past? This collection provides historians with a coherent guide to a variety of sources in relation to medicinal plants that they have thus far lacked. Critical Approaches to the…

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine



Two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify Chinese medicine’s centuries-odl approach to health. Combining Eastern traditions with Western sensibilities in a unique blend that is relevant today, BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH opens the door to a vast storehouse of knowledge that bridges the gap between mind and body, theory and practice, professional and self-care, East and West.

A Heavy Reckoning: War, Medicine and Survival in Afghanistan and Beyond (We…


What happens when you reach the threshold of life and death – and come back?

As long as humans have lived together on the planet, there have been wars, and injured soldiers and civilians. But today, as we engage in wars across the globe with increasingly sophisticated technology, we are able to bring people back from ever closer encounters with death. But how do we do it, and what happens next?

Here, historian Emily Mayhew explores the modern reality of medicine and injury in wartime, from…