The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. 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.
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 includes more on Rufus and Galen as well as augmented information on Babylonia, Hellenistic medicine and Late Antiquity.
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.
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1 SOURCES AND SCOPE
2 PATTERNS OF DISEASE
3 BEFORE HIPPOCRATES
4 HIPPOCRATES THE HIPPOCRATIC CORPUS AND THE DEFINING OF MEDICINE
5 HIPPOCRATIC THEORIES
6 HIPPOCRATIC PRACTICES
7 RELIGION AND MEDICINE IN FIFTHAND FOURTHCENTURY GREECE
8 FROM PLATO TO PRAXAGORAS
14 HUMORAL ALTERNATIVES
15 THE LIFE AND CAREER OF GALEN
16 GALENIC MEDICINE
17 ALL SORTS AND CONDITIONS OF MAINLY MEN
18 MEDICINE AND THE RELIGIONS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
19 MEDICINE IN THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE