|Author||: Harris L. Coulter|
|Publisher||: North Atlantic Books|
|Total Pages||: 816|
|ISBN 10||: 1556433719|
|ISBN 13||: 9781556433719|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
Divided Legacy (Vols. I-IV) is a history of Western medical philosophy from the time of Hippocrates to the twentieth century, treating it as a unified system of thought rather than a series of fortuitous discoveries. Dr. Coulter interprets the development of medical ideas as the product of a conflict between two opposed systems of thought, Empiricism and Rationalism. This second volume of Divided Legacy analyzes the dispute in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries over the criterion of reliability of medical thought and practice.