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Greek rational medicine : philosophy and medicine from Alcmaeon to the Alexandrians

Author: James Longrigg
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the important relationship between philosophy and medicine in ancient Greece and beyond and reveals its significance for contemporary Western practice and theory.

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Genre/Form: Student Collection
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Longrigg
ISBN: 041502594X 9780415025942
OCLC Number: 26397946
Description: ix, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Pre-rational and irrational medicine in Greece and neighbouring cultures --
2. Ionian natural philosophy and the origins of rational medicine --
3. Philosophy and medicine in the fifth century I: Alcmaeon and the pre-Socratic philosophers --
4. Philosophy and medicine in the fifth century II: Pre-Socratic philosophy and the Hippocratic Corpus --
5. Post-Hippocratic medicine I: Medicine and the Academy --
6. Post-Hippocratic medicine II: Medicine from Lyceum to Museum --
7. Early Alexandrian medical science --
Appendix: The role of the opposites in pre-Aristotelian physics.
Responsibility: James Longrigg.
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