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Author Bliquez, Lawrence J.,
Title The tools of Asclepius : surgical instruments in Greek and Roman times / by Lawrence J. Bliquez.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]

Author Bliquez, Lawrence J.,
Series Studies in ancient medicine ; volume 43
Studies in ancient medicine ; v. 43.
Subject Surgical instruments and apparatus -- Greece -- History.
Surgical instruments and apparatus -- Rome -- History.
Surgical Instruments -- history.
Greek World.
Roman World.
General Surgery -- history.
History, Ancient.
Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 439 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Sources; Abbreviations, Short Titles; Primary Sources and Translations; Traditional Latin Titles of Greek Works and Their Short Titles in English; List of Figures; Acknowledgements and Permissions for Figures; Chapter 1 Introduction; The Study of the Instruments in Modern Times; Earlier Work on the Instruments; Emphasis on Nomenclature; Surgeons: Training and Practice; Design and Manufacture of Tools; Materials, Characteristics, and Quality of Tools and Paraphernalia; How Successful were the Surgeries?; Chapter 2 Hippocratic Surgeries and Surgical Tools; Cupping Vessels.
Cutting and Puncturing InstrumentsCauteries; Probes; Bone and Tooth Instruments; Forceps, Retractors; Gynecological Tools; Tubes; Speculum?; 'Hippocratic' Survivals; Chapter 3 The Hellenistic Contribution; Chapter 4 Tools of the Empire; Cupping Vessels; Cutting and Puncturing Instruments; Probes (Including Spatulas and Spoons); Needles; Cauteries; Retractors and Hooks; Bone and Tooth Instruments; Tubes; Forceps; Gynecological and Obstetrical Instruments; Miscellaneous Parasurgical Items; Vessels/Containers; Appendix: Materials, Sutures, Plugs, 'Tents', etc.; Postscript; Bibliography.
General IndexGreek Index; Latin Index; Figures.
Summary In The Tools of Asclepius Lawrence Bliquez provides a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the surgical instruments and paraphernalia used by Greco-Roman pharmacists, physicians and surgeons.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004283596 (electronic bk.)
9004283595 (electronic bk.)
9789004279070 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004279075 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 897378856
Additional Format Print version: Bliquez, Lawrence J. Tools of Asclepius. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015] 9789004279070 (DLC) 2014032771 (OCoLC)888165648


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