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

1st Edition

James Longrigg

Routledge
Published March 25, 1998
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780415920872 - CAT# RT0876

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Summary

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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