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“The first edition of Vivian Nutton’s Ancient Medicine () is already established as the most authoritative, and expansive, synthetic treatment of the subject. Vivian Nutton, Ancient Medicine. London and New York: Routledge, Pp. xiv , ; ills. 31, maps & plans 4. ISBN $ Ancient Medicine has 37 ratings and 1 review. Nelle said: A fascinating historical look at medicine. Heavy going at times, but extremely interesting. A m.

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There is an overweening pride in ‘privileged information,’ since one often notes anxient or ‘unpub. Hankinson’s commentary is easily one of the finest ever produced on Galen as a philosopher. Lehrbuch der biologischen Medizin: I tabulated about 30 of these “unpub. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Although cited by Nutton, these ideas are implicitly dismissed.

Ancient Medicine

Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in the communities, links between medicine and m Available for the first time in paperback, this first large-scale, sole-authored history of ancient medicine for almost years uses both archaeological and written evidence to survey the development of medical ideas from early Greece to late Antiquity. Oxford University Press,esp.

And the writings and translations of Julius Hirschberg are reduced to impenetrable status Nutton: This book is an essential tool for anyone interested in the history of Western medicine.

A must read for those interested in history, medicine, or human progress. Time in Antiquity Robert Hannah. Isseicreek rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Greek and Roman surgery has two excellent histories, one in German and one in English: The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available.

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With access conditions Ancint at http: Available to subscribing institutions. Johns Hopkins University Press, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hippocrates, the Hippocratic Corpus and the Defining of Medicine.

Galen’s On the Doctrines of Hippocrates and Plato ed. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. This short section repeats much of an anciejt publication, 24 and suffers from the same faults: The result is a masterful evaluation of health and disease All these ingredients are to be conjoined and either pounded or otherwise produced separately each having been skimmed in Attic honey.

Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in communities, links between medicine and magic, and examines the different approaches to medicine across the ancient world. The new edition will be essential as a starting point for all serious students of Anient and Roman medicine.

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Variorum,p. Sophie Ball rated it really liked it May 09, Hartmut Heine Limited preview – Antonia Minor, the mother of Claudius, is the ‘Augusta’ here, and she suffered from ‘angina,’ meducine quinsy in the 19th century, a swelling of the tonsils.

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Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Login to add to list. Medicine and the Religions of the Later Roman Empire. Contents Sources and Scope Patterns of disease Before Hippocrates Hippocrates, the Hippocratic Corpus, and the defining of medicine Hippocratic theories Hippocratic practices Religion and medicine in fifth- and fourth-century Greece From Plato to Praxagoras Alexandria, anatomy, and experimentation Hellenistic medicine Rome and the transplantation of Greek medicine The Consequences of Empire: There is nothing “magnificent” about the death caused by Praxagoras’ bungling use of emetics and cathartics the drug is not named [no hellebore here] to treat hernias.


Ancient Medicine by Vivian Nutton

Li Or rated it liked it Aug 23, You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. Nutton has accomplished a compaction of an enormous body of evidence, if occasionally jagged and overqualified.

To begin, I wish to express my admiration for this near-masterpiece of compression: Comments and reviews What are comments? With many texts made accessible for the first time, and providing new evidence, this broad exploration challenges usual perspectives, and proves an invaluable resource for students of both classics and the history of medicine. Books by Vivian Nutton. Juliette Mundy rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Galen would have been pleased.

Review quote “It is difficult to find a scholar with more expertise in Greco-Roman medical texts than Ajcient, or as much historical breadth and range. He has published extensively on all aspects on medicine before the seventeenth century, and in particular on Galen and the Renaissance. With recently discovered texts made accessible for the first time, and providing new evidence, this broad exploration challenges currently held perspectives, and proves an invaluable resource for students of both classics and the history of medicine.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Such standards, however, do not work well when one assesses medicine, or any of the linked sciences or pseudo-sciences: