Greek Medicine

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

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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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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 162.56 x 220.98 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415920876
  • 9780415920872

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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).

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