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    Ancient Medicine (Sciences of Antiquity) (Paperback) By (author) Vivian Nutton


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    DescriptionAvailable for the first time in paperback, this first large-scale, sole-authored history of ancient medicine for almost 100 years uses both archaeological and written evidence to survey the development of medical ideas from early Greece to late Antiquity. Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in the communities, links between medicine and magic, and examines the different approaches to medicine across the ancient world. 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.

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    Ancient Medicine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vivian Nutton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 504
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415368483
    ISBN 10: 0415368480

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC21: 610.93
    DC22: 610.93
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000, MED039000
    Thema V1.0: NH, NHC
    Illustrations note
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    30 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "A masterful evaluation of health and disease within the long millenium from Homer to Oribasius."-"The Times Higher Education Supplement
    Table of contents
    Sources and Scope. Patterns of Disease. Before Hippocrates. Hippocrates, the Hippocratic Corpus and the Defining of Medicine. Hippocratic Theories. Hippocratic Practices. Religion and Medicine in Fifth- and Fourth-Century Greece. From Plato to Praxagoras. Alexandria, Anatomy and Experimentation. Hellenistic Medicine. Rome and the Transplantation of Greek Medicine. The Consequences of Empire: Pharmacology, Surgery and the Roman Army. The Rise of Methodism Humoral Alternatives. The Life and Career of Galen. Galenic Medicine. All Sorts and Conditions of (Mainly) Men. Medicine and the Religions of the Later Roman Empire. Medicine in the Later Roman Empire