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A cabinet of ancient medical curiosities : strange tales and surprising facts from the healing arts of Greece and Rome

Author: J C McKeown
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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"There are few disciplines as exciting and forward-looking as medicine. Unfortunately, however, many modern practitioners have lost sight of the origins of their discipline. A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities aspires to cure this lapse by taking readers back to the early days of Western medicine in ancient Greece and Rome. Quoting the actual words of ancient authors, often from texts which have never before  Read more...
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McKeown, J.C.
Cabinet of ancient medical curiosities.
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016012218
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J C McKeown
ISBN: 9780190610432 0190610433 0190610441 9780190610449
OCLC Number: 944408664
Description: xiv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Medicine, religion, and magic --
The doctor in society --
Attitudes to doctors --
Some famous doctors --
Anatomy --
Sex matters --
Women and children --
Preventative medicine --
Prognosis and diagnosis --
Particular ailments and conditions --
Treatment and cures I --
Treatment and cures II --
General medicine --
Respice finem.
Responsibility: J.C. McKeown.

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Quoting hundreds of passages from Greek and Roman authors, this light-hearted book gives a vividly direct picture of the origins of modern medicine in the ancient world. Many of the attitudes and  Read more...

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