“The first edition of Vivian Nutton’s Ancient Medicine () is already established as the most authoritative, and expansive, synthetic treatment of the subject. Vivian Nutton, Ancient Medicine. London and New York: Routledge, Pp. xiv , ; ills. 31, maps & plans 4. ISBN $ Ancient Medicine has 37 ratings and 1 review. Nelle said: A fascinating historical look at medicine. Heavy going at times, but extremely interesting. A m.
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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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. Series Series of antiquity Sciences of antiquity. There is nothing “magnificent” about the death caused by Praxagoras’ bungling use of emetics and cathartics the drug is not named [no hellebore here] to treat hernias.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Indeed, this is the only book available in English that offers a comprehensive survey of the long and complex tradition of Greek medicine from its earliest periods to the end of the Roman empire 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.
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Adobe Acrobat reader with Read Aloud feature enabled. From Plato to Praxagoras. History of Medicine, Ancient. Galen would have been pleased. A History of Personal Books Available for Review.
Studies in the History of Medicine London: Here is a “slice of life” as given through Scribonius Largus, Compositiones70 ed. Praise for the first edition Bec Fallas rated it mericine was amazing Jul 07, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. August Hirschwald,esp. Bryn Mawr Classical Review Refresh and try again.
Corpus Medicorum Graecorum V 4, 1, 2] quotes liberally from otherwise lost Stoics, in company with Plato and Aristotle, set beside his ideal Hippocrates.
Amply demonstrated in two essential texts, translations, and commentaries: This short section repeats much of an earlier publication, 24 and suffers from the same faults: Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait James Anderson rated it really liked it Feb 17, My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Altertum und Mittelalter Jena: Ancient Medicineencompasses sources, texts, and modern scholarship ranging from Homer to some notes on medicine and the Christians in the seventh century, a qncient of years. Harvard University Press,esp. Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the Cosmology in Antiquity M.
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The tidbits about remedies used by Octavia or Messalina call for specifics, especially how the compound drugs become tooth-cleaners, headache remedies, and analgesics for quinsy, details that would provide the slice-of-life in a royal household and the contents of an unusual medicine chest.
Hippocrates, the Hippocratic Corpus and the Defining of Medicine. Jared Adams rated it really liked it Apr 04, Although cited by Nutton, these ideas are anckent dismissed. Harvard University Press, ; of special interest is ch.
And yes, we can identify each of the plants through Linnaean, binomial mesicine. With many texts made accessible for the first time, and providing new evidence, this broad exploration challenges usual perspectives, and proves an invaluable resource for students of both classics and the history of medicine.