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On ancient medicine

Author: Hippocrates.; Mark John Schiefsky
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
Series: Studies in ancient medicine, v. 28.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Hippocratic treatise On Ancient Medicine, a key text in the history of early Greek thought, mounts a highly coherent attack on the attempt to base medical practice on principles drawn from natural philosophy. This volume presents an up-to-date Greek text of On Ancient Medicine, a new English translation, and a detailed commentary that focuses on questions of medical and scientific method; the introduction sets  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hippocrates.
On ancient medicine.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
(DLC) 2005042006
Named Person: Hippocrates.; Hippocrates
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hippocrates.; Mark John Schiefsky
ISBN: 9781429426930 1429426934 9789004137585 9004137580 9780203490914 0203490916 9781433703768 1433703769 1280859431 9781280859434 9786610859436 6610859434 9047405013 9789047405016
OCLC Number: 191952635
Language Note: Greek text and English translation on facing pages; introduction and commentary in English.
Description: 1 online resource (415 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chapter 1 SOURCES AND SCOPE --
chapter 2 PATTERNS OF DISEASE --
chapter 3 BEFORE HIPPOCRATES --
chapter 4 Hippocrates, the Hippocratic Corpus and the defining of medicine --
chapter 5 HIPPOCRATIC THEORIES --
chapter 6 HIPPOCRATIC PRACTICES --
chapter 7 Religion and medicine in fifth- and fourth-century Greece --
chapter 8 FROM PLATO TO PRAXAGORAS --
chapter 9 ALEXANDRIA, ANATOMY AND EXPERIMENTATION --
chapter 10 HELLENISTIC MEDICINE --
chapter 11 ROME AND THE TRANSPLANTATION OF GREEK MEDICINE --
chapter 12 THE CONSEQUENCES OF EMPIRE: PHARMACOLOGY, SURGERY AND THE ROMAN ARMY --
chapter 13 THE RISE OF METHODISM --
chapter 14 HUMORAL ALTERNATIVES --
chapter 15 THE LIFE AND CAREER OF GALEN --
chapter 16 GALENIC MEDICINE --
chapter 17 ALL SORTS AND CONDITIONS OF (MAINLY) MEN --
chapter 18 MEDICINE AND THE RELIGIONS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE --
chapter 19 MEDICINE IN THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE --
chapter 20 CONCLUSION.
Series Title: Studies in ancient medicine, v. 28.
Other Titles: De prisca medicina.
Hippocrates on ancient medicine
Responsibility: Hippocrates ; translated with introduction and commentary by Mark J. Schiefsky.

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