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Author Nutton, Vivian
Title Ancient Medicine
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
©2013
book jacket
Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (505 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Sciences of Antiquity Ser
Sciences of Antiquity Ser
Note Cover -- ANCIENT MEDICINE -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- ILLUSTRATIONS -- NOTE TO THE READER -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- 1 SOURCES AND SCOPE -- 2 PATTERNS OF DISEASE -- 3 BEFORE HIPPOCRATES -- 4 HIPPOCRATES, THE HIPPOCRATIC CORPUS AND THE DEFINING OF MEDICINE -- 5 HIPPOCRATIC THEORIES -- 6 HIPPOCRATIC PRACTICES -- 7 RELIGION AND MEDICINE IN FIFTH-AND FOURTH-CENTURY GREECE -- 8 FROM PLATO TO PRAXAGORAS -- 9 ALEXANDRIA, ANATOMY AND EXPERIMENTATION -- 10 HELLENISTIC MEDICINE -- 11 ROME AND THE TRANSPLANTATION OF GREEK MEDICINE -- 12 THE CONSEQUENCES OF EMPIRE: Pharmacology, surgery and the Roman army -- 13 THE RISE OF METHODISM -- 14 HUMORAL ALTERNATIVES -- 15 THE LIFE AND CAREER OF GALEN -- 16 GALENIC MEDICINE -- 17 ALL SORTS AND CONDITIONS OF (MAINLY) MEN -- 18 MEDICINE AND THE RELIGIONS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE -- 19 MEDICINE IN THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE -- 20 CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX OF NAMES -- INDEX OF TOPICS
The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available. Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in communities, links between medicine and magic, and examines the different approaches to medicine across the ancient world. The new edition includes more on Rufus and Galen as well as augmented information on Babylonia, Hellenistic medicine and Late Antiquity. With recently discovered texts made accessible for the first time, and providing new evidence, this broad exploration challenges currently held perspectives, and proves an invaluable resource for students of both classics and the history of medicine
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Nutton, Vivian Ancient Medicine London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415520942
Subject Medicine, Ancient.;Physicians -- History
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