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Greek Medicine: From the Heroic to the Hellenistic Age a Source Book

Greek Medicine: From the Heroic to the Hellenistic Age a Source Book

Paperback

Edited by James Longrigg

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 221mm x 15mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 30 September 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415920876
  • ISBN 13: 9780415920872

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The Greeks were the first to use rational systems of medicine, based upon belief in natural causation, rather than magical and religious elements, which resulted in a new conception of disease, accounting for causes and symptoms of illness. "Greek Medicine" places ancient Greek medicine, from Homer to the Alexandrians, within its historical and intellectual context by presenting a selection of source material in translation. The book provides a chronological account on the most important aspects of ancient medicine, and includes chapters on specific areas of medicine, such as gynecology, dietetics, pharmacology and surgery.

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James Longrigg is Reader in Ancient Philosophy and Science at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is author of Greek Rational Medicine (Routledge 1993).