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De medicina

Author: Aulus Cornelius Celsus; Walter George Spencer
Publisher: London : W. Heinemann Ltd. ; Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1935-1938.
Series: Loeb classical library, 292, 304, 336.
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Celsus, a layman, provides in On Medicine more information about the condition of medical science up to his own time (probably first century CE) than any other author. Book I is on Greek schools of medicine and dietetics; Book II on prognosis, diagnosis, and general therapeutics; Book III on internal ailments; Book IV on local bodily diseases.
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Celsus, Aulus Cornelius.
De medicina.
London : W. Heinemann Ltd. ; Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1935-38
(DLC) 35012685
(OCoLC)14747860
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aulus Cornelius Celsus; Walter George Spencer
OCLC Number: 644674895
Language Note: Latin and English on opposite pages.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (3 volumes).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Vol 1 Introduction Summary of the arguments for regarding Celsus as a medical practitioner Bibliography Book I Book II Book III Book IV Appendix List of chapter headings List of alimenta --
Vol 2 Introduction Lists of medicamenta Weights measures symbols Book V Book VI --
Vol 3 Book VII Book VIII Appendices List of chapter headings Parallel passages in Hippocrates and Celsus Index of proper names General index.
Series Title: Loeb classical library, 292, 304, 336.
Other Titles: De medicina.
On medicine
Responsibility: Celsus ; with an English translation by W.G. Spencer ...

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Celsus, a layman, provides in On Medicine more information about the condition of medical science up to his own time (probably first century CE) than any other author. Book I is on Greek schools of medicine and dietetics; Book II on prognosis, diagnosis, and general therapeutics; Book III on internal ailments; Book IV on local bodily diseases.

A. Cornelius Celsus was author, probably during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14-37 CE), of a general encyclopaedia of agriculture, medicine, military arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of subjects. Of all this great work there survives only the 8 books on medicine (De Medicina). Book I: after an excellent survey of Greek schools (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of medicine come sensible dietetics or health preservation which will always be applicable. Book II: deals with prognosis, diagnosis of symptoms (which he stresses strongly), and general therapeutics. Book III: internal ailments: fevers and general diseases. Book IV: local bodily diseases. Next come two pharmacological books, Book V: treatment by drugs of general diseases; and Book VI: of local diseases. Book VII and Book VIII deal with surgery; these books contain accounts of many operations, including amputation. Celsus was not a professional doctor of medicine or a surgeon, but a practical layman whose On Medicine, written in a clear and neat style, for lay readers, is partly a result of his medical treatment of his household (slaves included) and partly a presentation of information gained from many Greek authorities. From no other source can we learn so much of the condition of medical science up to his own time. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Celsus is in three volumes.

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