Old-Time Makers of Medicine

James Joseph WALSH (1865 - 1942)

Dr. Walsh's Old-Time Makers of Medicine chronicles the history and development of modern medicine from ancient times up to the discovery of America. Throughout this historical guide, Dr. Walsh shows numerous examples of practices thought to be entirely modern that were clearly anticipated hundreds or thousands of years ago. Ancient healers sought to use the body's natural healing ability, rather than rely exclusively on external cures. Physicians even in ancient times relied on what is now recognized as the placebo effect.

Dr. Walsh also addresses training and certification in medicine. Medieval universities anticipate our modern medical textbooks with consolidated records of all research and independent investigations, to provide uniform training for students. Likewise, the reader will find that the ancients reacted to unsuccessful treatment in similar degrees to what might now be called medical malpractice suits.

The book is organized chronologically, beginning with the fall of the Roman Empire and growth of the early Christian Church. From there, Dr. Walsh details the development of medical knowledge and practice in Arabia, to Medieval and Renaissance Europe. The reader will also discover how modern cultures based much of their medical knowledge on ancient Greek teachings. The chapters on Arabian Physicians and Medieval Universities also discuss knowledge exchanged between Arabic and European cultures. Dr. Walsh exposes several misconceptions and misinterpretations of history, especially restrictions of medical research stemming from religious prohibitions. (Summary by LivelyHive)

Genre(s): History , Medical

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Ch. 1 Introduction LivelyHive
00:48:54
Play 01 Ch. 2 Great Physicians in Early Christian Times, part 1/3 LivelyHive
00:21:51
Play 02 Ch. 2 Great Physicians in Early Christian Times, part 2/3 LivelyHive
00:18:34
Play 03 Ch. 2 Great Physicians in Early Christian Times, part 3/3 LivelyHive
00:41:20
Play 04 Ch. 3 Great Jewish Physicians, part 1/2 LivelyHive
00:27:08
Play 05 Ch. 3 Great Jewish Physicians, part 2/2 LivelyHive
00:32:25
Play 06 Ch. 4 Maimonides LivelyHive
00:41:11
Play 07 Ch. 5 Great Arabian Physicians, part 1/2 LivelyHive
00:27:03
Play 08 Ch. 5 Great Arabian Physicians, part 2/2 LivelyHive
00:39:37
Play 09 Ch. 6 The Medical School at Salerno LivelyHive
00:44:12
Play 10 Ch. 7 Constantine Africanus LivelyHive
00:27:34
Play 11 Ch. 8 Medieval Women Physicians LivelyHive
00:52:11
Play 12 Ch. 9 Mondino and the Medical School of Bologna, part 1/2 LivelyHive
00:34:29
Play 13 Ch. 9 Mondino and the Medical School of Bologna, part 2/2 LivelyHive
00:30:21
Play 14 Ch. 10 Great Surgeons of the Medieval Universities, part 1/3 LivelyHive
00:30:38
Play 15 Ch. 10 Great Surgeons of the Medieval Universities, part 2/3 LivelyHive
00:32:12
Play 16 Ch. 10 Great Surgeons of the Medieval Universities, part 3/3 LivelyHive
00:37:10
Play 17 Ch. 11 Guy de Chauliac, part 1/2 LivelyHive
00:25:32
Play 18 Ch. 11 Guy de Chauliac, part 2/2 LivelyHive
00:37:18
Play 19 Ch. 12 Medieval Dentistry—Giovanni of Arcoli, part 1/2 LivelyHive
00:26:46
Play 20 Ch. 12 Medieval Dentistry—Giovanni of Arcoli, part 2/2 LivelyHive
00:21:37
Play 21 Ch. 13 Cusanus and the First Suggestion of Laboratory Methods in Medicine LivelyHive
00:26:44
Play 22 Ch 14. Basil Valentine, Last of the Alchemists, First of the Chemists, part 1/2 LivelyHive
00:23:18
Play 23 Ch 14. Basil Valentine, Last of the Alchemists, First of the Chemists, part 2/2 LivelyHive
00:37:59
Play 24 Ap. 1 St. Luke the Physician, part 1/2 LivelyHive
00:28:03
Play 25 Ap. 1 St. Luke the Physician, part 2/2 LivelyHive
00:19:44
Play 26 Ap. 2 Science at the Medieval Universities, part 1/2 LivelyHive
00:28:55
Play 27 Ap. 2 Science at the Medieval Universities, part 2/2 LivelyHive
00:34:28
Play 28 Ap. 3 Medieval Popularization of Science and Footnotes LivelyHive
00:43:44