Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine

Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine

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"[...]and made the patient sound."[1] AEsculapius was too successful in his art, for his death was attributed to Zeus, who killed him by a flash of lightning, or to Pluto, both of whom were thought to have feared that AEsculapius might by his skill gain the mastery over death. Amid much that is mythological in the history of AEsculapius, there is a groundwork of facts. Splendid temples were built to him in lovely and healthy places, usually on a hill or near a spring; they were visited by the sick, and the priests of the temples not only attended to the worship of AEsculapius, but took[...].""
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507709005
  • 9781507709009

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