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Ancient medicine

Author: Vivian Nutton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Sciences of antiquity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first large-scale history of medicine in antiquity to appear in a single volume for almost 100 years.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nutton, Vivian.
Ancient medicine.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004
(DLC) 2003020012
(OCoLC)53038721
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vivian Nutton
ISBN: 0203490916 9780203490914
OCLC Number: 55627854
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 486 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Sources and Scope --
Patterns of disease --
Before Hippocrates --
Hippocrates, the Hippocratic Corpus, and the defining of medicine --
Hippocratic theories --
Hippocratic practices --
Religion and medicine in fifth- and fourth-century Greece --
From Plato to Praxagoras --
Alexandria, anatomy, and experimentation --
Hellenistic medicine --
Rome and the transplantation of Greek medicine --
The Consequences of Empire: pharmacology, surgery and the Roman Army --
The rise of Methodism --
Humoral alternatives --
The life and career of Galen --
Galenic medicine --
All sorts and conditions of (mainly) men --
Medicine and the religions of the Roman Empire --
Medicine in the later Roman Empire.
Series Title: Sciences of antiquity.
Responsibility: Vivian Nutton.
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Available for the first time in paperback, the first substantial, sole-authored history of ancient medicine for almost 100 years uses both archaeological and written evidence to survey the  Read more...

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"A masterful evaluation of health and disease within the long millenium from Homer to Oribasius."-"The Times Higher Education Supplement

 
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