Studies in Ancient Medicine

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Series
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0925-1421
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Edited by Brigitte Maire, University of Lausanne

Latin medical texts transmit medical theories and practices that originated mainly in Greece. 'Greek' and 'Roman' in Latin Medical Texts studies the ways in which this cultural interaction led to innovations in the areas of anatomy, pathology and pharmacology, from the earliest...
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Volume: 
42
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004242784
Expected: 
August 2014

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.
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Volume: 
41
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004218581
Publication date: 
December 2012

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.
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Volume: 
40
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004208599
Publication date: 
July 2012

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.
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Volume: 
39
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004224131
Publication date: 
March 2012

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.
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Volume: 
38
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004171190
Publication date: 
September 2009

Barbara Zipser

The Therapeutics of John the Physician is an important source on Medieval medicine, published here for the first time. It yields authentic insights into medicine as a craft and a large quantity of new evidence on the transition from ancient to modern Greek.
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Volume: 
37
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004177239
Publication date: 
June 2009

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.
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Volume: 
36
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004175631
Publication date: 
April 2009

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...
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Volume: 
35
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004172487
Publication date: 
October 2010

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.
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Volume: 
34
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004171541
Publication date: 
December 2008

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.
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Volume: 
33
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004153967
Publication date: 
October 2006

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