Greek Medicine: From the Heroic to the Hellenistic Age a Source Book (Paperback)
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Short Description for Greek Medicine A collection of source material on ancient Greek medicine from Homer to the Alexandrians, accessible to researchers, teachers, and students. Early chapters provide a chronological account, and remaining chapters deal with important topics such as diseases, pharmacology, surgery, and gynecology. Eac
- Published: 30 September 1998
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415920872 ISBN 10: 0415920876
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Full description for Greek Medicine
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.