Ancient Greece Health and Disease

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Capstone, 2007 - History - 32 pages
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During the Ancient Greek era, doctors gained advanced knowledge of the human body. They learned how organs worked, how to identify diseases, and methods to improve treatments for people who were ill. Discover how these new scientific ideas about health and disease began to replace the traditional belief of gods as healers. This series explores the world of Ancient Greece through the works of playwrights, philosophers, and historians of the time. These works offer a fascinating window into another era. Each page features a quotation that explains a unique aspect of life in Ancient Greece.
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
Understanding the Body
10
Doctors Diagnoses
16
Healthy Lifestyle
22
Mental Illness
28
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About the author (2007)

Richard Dargie has enjoyed a long career teaching history. He has written more than 25 books for children. At present, he is a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked for the BBC, including the overseas broadcasting service, before returning to university, obtaining his PhD in Edinburgh. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan. He now devotes himself to writing, and is a specialist in medieval arms and armor. He is also a frequent contributor to numerous specialist journals and international conferences. The author lives in Leicestershire, UK.
Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, several 19th century American subjects, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.Adam Hook lives in East Sussex, UK.

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