Bones, Bodies and Disease: Evidence of disease and Abnormality in Early Man. Calvin WELLS.

Bones, Bodies and Disease: Evidence of disease and Abnormality in Early Man.

London: Thames & Hudson, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. 288pp. Original black cloth gilt-lettered on spine. 88 photographic illustrations. B/w line drawings & tables in text. Glossary of terms. Bibliography & index. Volume 37 in the Series - 'Ancient Peoples and Places'. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, gilt device to upper board, maps, bibliography, index. An examination of the history of disease (and medicine) through an examination of human remains & artifacts. Although the techniques described are now somewhat dated, it still provides an interesting discussion of the science of palaeo-pathology up to the time, including a rather diverting chapter on cannibalism. Page edges foxed and darkened otherwise a tight, bright near Fine copy in VG dust jacket (Dust jacket a little rubbed and chafed at edges, not clipped). Item #29687

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