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...Cyril Elgood (1893-1970) served as physician to the British Embassy in Tehran, and was a keen student of the language, culture and history of Iran. He begins this short work by reviewing three major accounts of medical history written...
...This work recounts the history of medicine in Persia, from ancient Babylon and Assyria to the twentieth century. Placing the story of medicine against the background of general Persian history, Elgood demonstrates the important part played...
...In this volume Cyril Elgood traces the practice of medicine, surgery, and gynecology in Iran from around 1500 to the middle of the 18th century. The discussions cover the period from the reign of the Safavid King Ismail I to the dynasty...