Soranus was one of the most learned and lucid medical qriters of antiquity. Among his admirers was St. Augustine, who called him "pre-eminent author of medicine." He was a leading medical figure of the early second century A.D., and of his writings preserved in Greek the Gynecology is the most important and most revealing of his thought. Including a section on infant care, Soranus' Gynecology represents ancient gynecological and obstetrical practice at its height. Many of its teachings were to remain part of medical practive as late as the sixteenth century.
Soranus is regarded as the outstanding representative of a school of ancient medicine knoen as the "methodist" sect, which rivaled the more ancient "dogmatic" and "empirical" sects. The methodists rejected both etiological research and mere experience, concentrating instead on a study of the phenomena of diseases themselves. Long out of print, this first English translation of the authoritative Greek text of the Gynecology is now available in a paperback edition. An introduction and notes provide insight into the work's historical and scientific background.
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I was hoping for more pictures. With all this vajazzling and whatnot that goes on these days, I was hoping to see things how they really used to be. though after looking at the book, I see that the progress women have made with their vaginas is quite welcome.
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On the Care of the Newborn
How One Should Make the Infant Sit Up and Endeavor to Walk
When and How to Wean the Infant
On Soft Swelling of the Uterus
On Scirrhus and Sclerotic Changes in the Uterus
On Hemorrhage of the Uterus
On the Flux of Women
On the Flux of Semen
On Atony of the Uterus
On Paralysis of the Uterus
On Inflammation of the Tonsils
On Exanthemata and Itching
On Wheezing and Coughing
On Flux of the Bowels
On the Retention of the Menstrual Flux and on Difficult and Painful Menstruation
On Inflammation of the Uterus
On Hysterical Suffocation
On Tension of the Uterus missing
On Air in the Uterus
On Sterility and Barrenness missing
How to diagnose the causes of difficult labor
How in General to Treat Difficult Labor and the Detailed Care of Difficult Labor
On Extraction by Hooks and Embryotomy
On Retention of the Secundines
On Abscesses in the Female Genitals missing VI On Ulcers of the Uterus missing VII On Cancers in the Uterus missing VIII On Fistulas in the Uteru...
On Phimosis of the Uterus missing XVII On Atresia missing XVIII On the Use of the Speculum missing