The Healing Hand. Man and Wound in Ancient World. Ancient Medicine, Guido MAJNO.

The Healing Hand. Man and Wound in Ancient World.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1977. Second Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. xxiv + 572. Oatmeal cloth with red/black titling and device to upper board, b&w plates, notes and index. The physician's arts in the ancient world: "With rare zest and humor, Dr. Majno depicts the human struggle to understand and treat wounds inflicted by nature and by people. ... From the fossil, archaeological, and historical records of the ancient world, the author extracts a tale of triumph and fallability, of stunning insight and fatal error." Top edge darkened and foxed, otherwise a tight and bright copy in Near Fine condition. VG dust jacket is a bit edge worn, chipped & creased, price clipped, now protected by mylar sleeve. Quite large and heavy - may require additional shipping. Item #63446
ISBN: 0674383303


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