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Author Lang, Philippa, 1974-
Title Medicine and society in Ptolemaic Egypt / by Philippa Lang.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.

Author Lang, Philippa, 1974-
Series Studies in Ancient Medicine ; volume 41
Studies in ancient medicine ; v. 41.
Subject Medicine, Egyptian.
Medicine, Ancient.
Medicine, Greek and Roman.
Human body -- Egypt.
Medical logic -- History.
Physicians -- Egypt -- History.
Medicine -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History.
History of Medicine.
Religion and Medicine.
Health Personnel -- history.
History, Ancient.
Greek World.
Egypt, Ancient.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 318 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Greeks and Egyptians -- Medicine and the gods -- Theoretical perspectives -- Responses to illness -- Identifying medical practitioners -- Medicine in Alexandria.
Summary Current questions over whether Hellenistic Egypt should be understood in terms of colonialism and imperialism, multicultural separatism, or integration and syncretism have never been closely studied in the context of healing. Yet illness affects and is affected by nutrition, disease and reproduction within larger questions of demography, agriculture and environment. It is crucial to every socio-economic group, all ages, and both sexes; perceptions and responses to illness are ubiquitous in all kinds of evidence, both Greek and Egyptian and from archaeology to literature. Examing 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.
Note Description based on online resource; title from electronic title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed July 13, 2018).
ISBN 9789004235519 (electronic bk.)
9004235515 (electronic bk.)
9789004218581 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004218580 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 823504880
Additional Format Print version: Lang, Philippa, 1974- Medicine and society in Ptolemaic Egypt. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012 9789004218581 (DLC) 2012026425 (OCoLC)785504462

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