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Afternoons with Galen (2nd edition)

Afternoons with Galen (2nd edition)

ByJudy Kirby

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The narrator is a health journalist who is fed up with health. In the wake of a medical scandal she is commissioned to contribute an historical perspective to a popularised book on anatomy. While researching she makes the acquaintance of two people: the 2nd century Greek physician Galen, and an academic with a compulsion to study him. Together, she and the academic plot to turn her health column over to Galen. The readers are delighted with ancient advice – it suits them better than the clinically impersonal – and the magazine’s editor is persuaded to introduce a new columnist – Asclepius, the pagan healing god who prescribes through dreams. ‘Ask Asclepius’ takes off, but not everyone is convinced. The health writer is sued by a pharmaceutical company for writing a damaging news story about one of its drugs. Will modern medicine win out to ancient wisdom?

Details

Publication Date
Jul 9, 2007
Language
English
Category
Science & Medicine
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Judy Kirby

Specifications

Pages
184
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Pocket Book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm)

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