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    DescriptionA. Cornelius Celsus was author, probably during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (1437 CE), of a general encyclopaedia of agriculture, medicine, military arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of subjects. Of all this great work there survives only the 8 books on medicine ("De Medicina"). Book I: after an excellent survey of Greek schools (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of medicine come sensible dietetics or health preservation which will always be applicable. Book II: deals with prognosis, diagnosis of symptoms (which he stresses strongly), and general therapeutics. Book III: internal ailments: fevers and general diseases. Book IV: local bodily diseases. Next come two pharmacological books, Book V: treatment by drugs of general diseases; and Book VI: of local diseases. Book VII and Book VIII deal with surgery; these books contain accounts of many operations, including amputation. Celsus was not a professional doctor of medicine or a surgeon, but a practical layman whose "On Medicine," written in a clear and neat style, for lay readers, is partly a result of his medical treatment of his household (slaves included) and partly a presentation of information gained from many Greek authorities. From no other source can we learn so much of the condition of medical science up to his own time. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Celsus is in three volumes.


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    Title
    On Medicine: Bks.V-VI v. 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Celsus, Translated by W.G. Spencer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 358
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674993358
    ISBN 10: 0674993357
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    DC22: 610
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC classification: R
    DC21: 610
    Abridged Dewey: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, MED039000
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    LOEB
    Publication date
    01 December 1938
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass