Did prehistoric people and the ancient civilizations understand health and disease? Did they make any advances in medical knowledge? This book explains how humans faced new challenges when they began to live together in large communities. It shows how some physicians realized that disease might have natural causes, not supernatural ones, and so could be treated by natural methods and prevented by improving public health.
Andrew Langley is a prolific author of books for children, with a special interest in history and the environment. He has been short-listed for several major awards, most recently with books on natural disasters and Hiroshima.
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