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  • Created on: 09-03-19 15:08

A summary of medicine through time

Until the 1970s, writers on the history of medicine such as Charles Singer took a 'positivist' approach which saw the history of medicine as a vast sweep of steady progress from medieval times to the present.

For these writers, the Middle Ages were a time of dirt and superstition, the Early Modern age saw the development of the first scientific ideas, and the 19th century was an


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