The Therapeutics of John the Physician is a medical handbook from the thirteenth century, holding important new evidence on medicine as craft. Of particular interest is a vernacular version of the text, which also contains a commentary. Here, an unknown reviser vividly describes cases and medical procedures, a type of knowledge rarely encountered in scholarly texts. In the present volume, the Therapeutics is published for the first time, along with a translation and an introduction to the topic. Apart from insights into medical history, the text also yields a large quantity of new material on the medical terminology used in everyday language and brings to life the development from ancient to modern Greek. The editorial technique may be of interest to those working on digital humanities.
John the Physician's Therapeutics
Philippa Lang, Emory University
Examining all forms of healing within the specific socioeconomic and environmental constraints of the Ptolemies’ Egypt, this book explores how linguistic, cultural and ethnic affiliations and interactions were expressed in the medical domain.
By Jacques Jouanna, Université de Paris-Sorbonne and Institut de France (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres), Translated by Neil Allies, Edited by Philip van der Eijk
This volume makes available in English translation a selection of Jacques Jouanna's papers on Greek and Roman medicine, ranging from the early beginnings of Greek medicine to late antiquity.
Joel E. Mann
Employing the logical tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, this book places the pseudo-Hippocratic treatise On the Art of Medicine in its proper philosophical, rhetorical, and medical contexts through a new translation and commentary on the Greek text.
Helena M. Paavilainen
The development of medical drug therapy in medieval times is an interplay between tradition and innovation. This book tracks the changes in drug recommendations from the Arabic texts of Ibn Sīnā to Latin medical scholasticism, demonstrating their essential rationality.
Elizabeth M. Craik
This is a new edition, with translation, introduction and commentary, of the Hippocratic treatise On Glands. Through a close analysis of both content and expression, the text is interpreted and situated in the wider context of ancient medical writing.
Edited by Manfred Horstmanshoff
The collection of writings known as the Corpus Hippocraticum played a decisive role in medical education for more than twenty four centuries. This is the first full-length volume on medical education in Graeco-Roman antiquity since Kudlien’s seminal article from 1970. The articles in this volume ...
Laurence M. V. Totelin
Drawing on philological studies, social history and anthropology, this book offers the first extended study of the recipes included in the Hippocratic Corpus. It examines the links between oral and written traditions in the transmission of ancient pharmacological knowledge.
Elizabeth M. Craik
This is a new edition, with translation, introduction and commentary, of two short Hippocratic texts: On Sight and On Anatomy. Both content and language are closely analysed to interpret the works in the context of Greek medical writing.
Marguerite Hirt Raj
This is a book about doctors in Roman Egypt, about who they were, their daily activities both professional and lay, their standing and that of their profession within the society and the law.
Edited by Philip J. van der Eijk
This collection of papers studies the Hippocratic writings in their relationship to the intellectual, social, cultural and literary context in which they were written, as well as the impact and reception of Hippocratic thought in later antiquity and the early modern period.
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