An epic history of pharmacy. Pharmacy in the Ancient World
Luis Marcos Nogales
Susana González Knowles
Materias IBIC - BISAC
What really sets humankind apart from other species is our fondness of drugs. This vale of tears, full of plants and animals to tame, was the breeding ground for cultures and civilizations with a penchant for developing the noble art of pharmacy. The Neolithic revolution marked the coming into being and development of great states and empires, with the consequential increase in headaches. But that was no big deal, since shamans, witch doctors, physicians, priests, apothecaries, and/or sorcerers sought, and sometimes found, remedies to relieve migraines and a wide range of ailments. After a taste of this Epic History of Pharmacy you'll doubtlessly feel better. You are holding a fully legal dose for a relaxing but at the same time frenzied trip: from the wild prehistoric Garden of Eden to the marmoreal and massive Rome, passing through Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, America, Persia and Greece. And all of it visually administered, in the form of a carefully formulated ointment of literary panacea seasoned with humor-coated pills of compressed cartoons.
Pharmacy in History. Vol. 62, n. 1&2 (2020)
Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, University of Edinburgh
"All in all, An Epic History of Pharmacy does a good job of introducing beginners and enthusiasts of any age to ancient theories about drugs in a relaxed and amusing way. The book’s imaginative illustrations, in particular, present the history of ancient drugs and medicines in an engaging and humorous manner".
Dimensiones: 24 x 17 (cm).
Peso: 0.465 Kg.
Número de Páginas: 92.
Formatos digitales: pdf.