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Author Hippocrates.
Title De prisca medicina. English & Greek
On ancient medicine / Hippocrates ; translated with introduction and commentary by Mark J. Schiefsky.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.

Author Hippocrates.
Series Studies in ancient medicine, 0925-1421 ; v. 28.
Studies in ancient medicine ; v. 28. 0925-1421.
Subject Hippocrates. De prisca medicina.
Medicine, Greek and Roman.
Medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Philosophy, Medical.
History, Ancient.
History of Medicine.
Alt Name Schiefsky, Mark John.
Add Title Hippocrates on ancient medicine
Description 1 online resource (415 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-382 and indexes.
Note Greek text and English translation on facing pages; introduction and commentary in English.
Print version record.
Summary "The Hippocratic treatise On Ancient Medicine, a key text in the history of early Greek thought, mounts a highly coherent attack on the attempt to base medical practice on principles drawn from natural philosophy. This volume presents an up-to-date Greek text of On Ancient Medicine, a new English translation, and a detailed commentary that focuses on questions of medical and scientific method; the introduction sets out a new approach to the problem of the work's relationship to its intellectual context and addresses the contentious issues of its date, authorship, and reception. The book will be of interest to scholars of ancient medicine and ancient philosophy, as well as anyone concerned with the history of science and scientific method in antiquity."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Contents Chapter 1 SOURCES AND SCOPE -- chapter 2 PATTERNS OF DISEASE -- chapter 3 BEFORE HIPPOCRATES -- chapter 4 Hippocrates, the Hippocratic Corpus and the defining of medicine -- chapter 5 HIPPOCRATIC THEORIES -- chapter 6 HIPPOCRATIC PRACTICES -- chapter 7 Religion and medicine in fifth- and fourth-century Greece -- chapter 8 FROM PLATO TO PRAXAGORAS -- chapter 9 ALEXANDRIA, ANATOMY AND EXPERIMENTATION -- chapter 10 HELLENISTIC MEDICINE -- chapter 11 ROME AND THE TRANSPLANTATION OF GREEK MEDICINE -- chapter 12 THE CONSEQUENCES OF EMPIRE: PHARMACOLOGY, SURGERY AND THE ROMAN ARMY -- chapter 13 THE RISE OF METHODISM -- chapter 14 HUMORAL ALTERNATIVES -- chapter 15 THE LIFE AND CAREER OF GALEN -- chapter 16 GALENIC MEDICINE -- chapter 17 ALL SORTS AND CONDITIONS OF (MAINLY) MEN -- chapter 18 MEDICINE AND THE RELIGIONS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE -- chapter 19 MEDICINE IN THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE -- chapter 20 CONCLUSION.
ISBN 9781429426930 (electronic bk.)
1429426934 (electronic bk.)
9789004137585 (alk. paper)
9004137580 (alk. paper)
9004137580 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 191952635
Additional Format Print version: Hippocrates. De prisca medicina. English & Greek. On ancient medicine. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005 (DLC) 2005042006.

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