Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity
Gary B. Ferngren
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press 2009 | 264 Pages | ISBN: 0801891426
Gary B. Ferngren is a professor of history at Oregon State University and editor of Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction, also published by Johns Hopkins.
"Medical historians and historians interested in the classical age will welcome this well written book to their libraries. Medical practioners in every field with a strong interest in medical history will profit from reading it as well. Certainly, libraries at every medical university and graduate school will want this book." -- Doody's Review Service
"Well written and well researched." -- Dr. John Shea MD, Catholic Insight
"A succinct, thoughtful, well-written, and carefully argued assessment of Christian involvement with medical matters in the first five centuries of the common era... It is to Ferngren's credit that he has opened questions and explored them so astutely. This fine work looks forward as well as backward; it invites fuller refelection of the many senses in which medicine and religion intersect and merits wide readership." -- JAMA
"A very fine book. Well written, well researched, and remarkably original. It will have lasting impact." -- Rodney Stark, author of The Rise of Christianity