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Together with advancements in medication, surgical procedure, and substitute medication with regards to the altering monetary and social historical past, the writer deals a brand new synthesis of medication and society in Scotland.

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5. , ‘The opium poppy in Hellenistic and Roman medicine’, in Porter, R. and Teich, M. (eds), Drugs and Narcotics in History (Cambridge, 1995), 4–23. 6. , The Scots Herbal. The Plant Lore of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1996), 12. 7. Boyd, D. H. , Amulets to Isotopes. A History of Medicine in Caithness (Edinburgh, 1998), 5. 8. Comrie, History, i, 30. 9. Conrad, L. L. , The Western Medical Tradition 800 BC–1800 AD (Cambridge, 1995); Porter, Greatest Benefit, 6–8. 10. , Source Book of Medical History (New York, 1960), 2–1.

The high levels of general violence and the instruments used to inflict wounds produced injuries which resulted in severe skeletal damage, evident in axe-holes in skulls and broken bones. Any conflicts relating to EARLY MEDICINE IN EARLY SCOTLAND 25 territorial matters must have produced ample work for those members of the communities whose role it was to treat injuries and attempt to cure diseases. 2 Archaeological evidence shows that the primitive peoples of early Scotland were not as primitive as might be thought.

A History of Medicine in Caithness (Edinburgh, 1998), 5. 8. Comrie, History, i, 30. 9. Conrad, L. L. , The Western Medical Tradition 800 BC–1800 AD (Cambridge, 1995); Porter, Greatest Benefit, 6–8. 10. , Source Book of Medical History (New York, 1960), 2–1. 11. Sprengell, C. ), The Aphorisms of Hippocrates and the Sentences of Celsus, with Explanations and References to the Most Considerable Writers in Physick and Philosophy, both Ancient and Modern (London, 1708). 12. Porter, Greatest Benefit, 77.

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