Brief History of Vision and Ocular Medicine

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Kugler Publications, 2009 - Medical - 262 pages
The history and development of vision and ocular medicine over time always occurred within a framework of many other cultural events. Thus, it is important to understand these factors before one can appreciate how vision and ocular medicine were viewed and practiced at a particular time and in a particular region, and how both slowly progressed over the centuries. Ocular medicine is, and always has been, a part of medicine, and is influenced by its theoretical and practical principles, as well as its diagnostic and therapeutic practices. If the ancient people thought that diseases were caused b.

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Contents

Early Medieval Ages
108
Medieval Islamic Medicine
139
The Renaissance
158
Early Modern Times
189
Western Modern Times
225
References
255
Glossary
259
Acknowledgements
263

Ancient Rome
93

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