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Greek and Roman Medicine

Greek and Roman Medicine Author Helen King
ISBN-10 1853995452
Release 2001
Pages 73
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An introduction to ancient medical systems

Roman medicine

Roman medicine Author Audrey Cruse
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062855807
Release 2004-08-30
Pages 256
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Until the mid-nineteenth century the Western medical tradition rested firmly on the foundations established in Classical Greece and later transmitted throughout the Roman Empire. Against this long and complex background, which included both religious and magical medicine, Audrey Cruse looks at the many different aspects of medicine and health in the Roman Empire, especially Roman Britain.

Ancient Medicine

Ancient Medicine Author Vivian Nutton
ISBN-10 9781134884551
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 504
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Available for the first time in paperback, the first substantial, sole-authored history of ancient medicine for almost 100 years uses both archaeological and written evidence to survey the development of medicine from early Greece to late Antiquity.

Greek Medicine

Greek Medicine Author James Longrigg
ISBN-10 9781136782190
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 256
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Hippocrates Woman

Hippocrates  Woman Author Helen King
ISBN-10 0415138949
Release 1998
Pages 322
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Hippocrates' Woman demonstrates the role of Hippocratic ideas about the female body in the subsequent history of western gynaecology. It examines these ideas not only in the social and cultural context in which they were first produced, but also the ways in which writers up to the Victorian period have appealed to the material in support of their own theories. Among the conflicting tange of images of women given in the Hippocratic corpus existed one tradition of the female body which says it is radically unlike the male body, behaving in different ways and requiring a different set of therapies. This book sets this model within the context of Greek mythology, especially the myth of Pandora and her difference from men, to explore the image of the body as something to be read. Hippocrates' Woman presents an arresting study of the origins of gynaecology, an exploration of how the interior workings of the female body were understood and the influence of Hippocrates' theories on the gynaecology of subsequent ages.

Hippocratic writings

Hippocratic writings Author Hippocrates
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121772938
Release 1978-05-25
Pages 380
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Hippocratic writings has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hippocratic writings also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hippocratic writings book for free.

The Prince of Medicine

The Prince of Medicine Author Susan P. Mattern
ISBN-10 9780199767670
Release 2013
Pages 334
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The remarkable career of Galen of Pergamum (A.D. 129 - 216) began as a provincial medic tending to wounded gladiators in Asia Minor. It ended at the very heart of Roman power as one of a small circle of court physicians to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Susan Mattern's The Prince of Medicine offers the first authoritative biography of this brilliant, audacious, and profoundly influential figure. Like many Greek intellectuals living in the high Roman Empire, Galen was a prodigious polymath, writing on subjects as varied as ethics and eczema, grammar and gout. Indeed, he was highly regarded in his lifetime as much for his philosophical works as for his medical treatises, and his writings, published in twenty-two volumes, comprise fully one-eighth of all surviving classical Greek literature. From the later Roman Empire through the Renaissance, medical education would be based primarily on his works. Even up to the twentieth century, he would remain the single most influential figure in western medicine. Mattern presents a Galen possessed of breathtaking arrogance, fierce competitiveness (he once disemboweled a live monkey and challenged the physicians in attendance to correctly replace its organs), shameless self-promotion, and lacerating wit. Not just caustic and polemical, mocking his enemies and hurling abuse at them, Galen was also a brilliant critical thinker and rhetorical strategist. He is also credited with being the first physician with a good bedside manner. Relentless in pursuit of anything that would cure the patient, he insisted on rigorous observation and experiment. Even confronting one of human history's most horrific events - a devastating outbreak of smallpox - he persevered, bearing patient witness to its predations, year after year. Including intriguing character studies of Marcus Aurelius, Commodus (of Gladiator infamy), Galen's family and close friends, several of his patients, not a few of his rivals, and the city of Rome at itsapex of power and decadence, The Prince of Medicine offers a deeply human and long-overdue portrait of one of ancient history's most significant and engaging figures.

Eating to Excess The Meaning of Gluttony and the Fat Body in the Ancient World

Eating to Excess  The Meaning of Gluttony and the Fat Body in the Ancient World Author Susan E. Hill
ISBN-10 9780313385070
Release 2011-09-12
Pages 178
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This provocative book explores how ancient notions about the fat body and the glutton in western culture both challenge and confirm ideas about what it means to be overweight and gluttonous today. • Contains various illustrations such as photographs of figures and statues from archeological sties and a depiction of a biblical scene of sacrifice • Provides a bibliography of primary and secondary sources after each chapter • Includes a comprehensive index of important topics

The Healing Hand

The Healing Hand Author Guido Majno
ISBN-10 0674383311
Release 1991
Pages 571
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Dr. Guido Majno has returned to the original sources--Greece, Rome, Egypt, India, and China--to unravel the history of the ancient art of healing. Using documents as varied as personal letters, buried artifacts, and early treatises, he has reconstructed ancient experiments in a modern laboratory and compared ancient remedies with today's methods. "Stimulating, well-written, and handsomely illustrated".--Theodore Rosebury, Natural History. Illustrated in full color and halftones.

Greek and Roman in Latin Medical Texts

 Greek  and  Roman  in Latin Medical Texts Author Brigitte Maire
ISBN-10 9004242783
Release 2014
Pages 451
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Latin medical texts transmit medical theories and practices that originated mainly in Greece. 'Greek' and 'Roman' in Latin Medical Texts studies the ways in which this cultural interaction led to innovations in the areas of anatomy, pathology and pharmacology, from the earliest Latin medical texts until well into the medieval world.

A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities

A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities Author J. C. McKeown
ISBN-10 9780190610432
Release 2017-01-02
Pages 256
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There are few disciplines as exciting and forward-looking as medicine. Unfortunately, however, many modern practitioners have lost sight of the origins of their discipline. A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities aspires to cure this lapse by taking readers back to the early days of Western medicine in ancient Greece and Rome. Quoting the actual words of ancient authors, often from texts which have never before been translated into English, J. C. McKeown offers a fascinating glimpse at the origins of surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, pharmacology, diet and nutrition, and many other fields of medicine. This book features hundreds of passages from Greek and Roman authors, with gentle guidance from McKeown, giving a vividly direct picture of the ancient medical world, a world in which, for example, a surgeon had to be strong-minded enough to ignore the screams of his patient, diseases were assumed to be sent by the gods, medicine and magic were often indistinguishable, and no qualifications were required before setting oneself up as a doctor. On the other hand, McKeown reveals that some ancient medical attitudes were also surprisingly similar to our own. Beyond the practice of medicine, McKeown highlights ancient views on familiar topics, such as medical ethics and the role of the doctor in society. A fascinating exploration of the bizarre - and sometimes grotesque - medical beliefs of the past, A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities will delight anyone with an interest in the history of medicine or the ancient world.

Children s Books on Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology

Children s Books on Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology Author Antoinette Brazouski
ISBN-10 0313289735
Release 1994
Pages 185
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This reference begins with chapters on the history of children's books on classical mythology in the United States, and then presents an annotated bibliography of appropriate titles for children.

Health in Antiquity

Health in Antiquity Author Helen King
ISBN-10 9781134599738
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 320
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How healthy were people in ancient Greece and Rome, and how did they think about maintaining and restoring their health? For students of classics, history or the history of medicine, answers to these and many previously untouched questions are dealt with by renowned ancient historians, classical scholars and archaeologists. Using a multidisciplined approach, the contributors assess the issues surrounding health in the Greco-Roman world from prehistory to Christian late antiquity. Sources range from palaeodemography to patristic and from archaeology to architecture and using these, this book considers what health meant, how it was thought to be achieved, and addresses how the ancient world can be perceived as an ideal in subsequent periods of history.

The Tools of Asclepius

The Tools of Asclepius Author Lawrence Bliquez
ISBN-10 9789004283596
Release 2014-11-28
Pages 476
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In The Tools of Asclepius Lawrence Bliquez provides a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the surgical instruments and paraphernalia used by Greco-Roman pharmacists, physicians and surgeons.

A History of Medicine Roman medicine

A History of Medicine  Roman medicine Author Plinio Prioreschi
ISBN-10 9781888456035
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 822
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A History of Medicine Roman medicine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A History of Medicine Roman medicine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A History of Medicine Roman medicine book for free.

Roman Medicine

Roman Medicine Author John Scarborough
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3614025
Release 1969
Pages 238
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Describes in non-technical terms the development of theory and practice in the medicine of classical Rome, against the background of the social and religious traditions of antiquity

Greek Literature in the Roman Empire

Greek Literature in the Roman Empire Author Jason Konig
ISBN-10 9781472521316
Release 2013-10-10
Pages 128
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In this book Jason Konig offers for the first time an accessible yet comprehensive account of the multi-faceted Greek literature of the Roman Empire, focusing especially on the first three centuries AD. He covers in turn the Greek novels of this period, the satirical writing of Lucian, rhetoric, philosophy, scientific and miscellanistic writing, geography and history, biography and poetry, providing a vivid introduction to key texts, with extensive quotation in translation. The challenges and pleasures these texts offer to their readers have come to be newly appreciated in the classical scholarship of the last two or three decades. In addition there has been renewed interest in the role played by novelistic and rhetorical writing in the Greek culture of the Roman Empire more broadly, and in the many different ways in which these texts respond to the world around them. This volume offers a broad introduction to those exciting developments.