On Medicine, Volume I: Books 1-4 (Loeb Classical Library)

On Medicine, Volume I: Books 1-4 (Loeb Classical Library)

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by Celsus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674993225

ISBN-13: 9780674993228

Pub. Date: 01/28/1935

Publisher: Harvard University Press

A. Cornelius Celsus was author, probably during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14—37 CE), of a general encyclopaedia of agriculture, medicine, military arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of subjects. Of all this great work there survives only the 8 books on medicine (De Medicina). Book I: after an excellent survey

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A. Cornelius Celsus was author, probably during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14—37 CE), of a general encyclopaedia of agriculture, medicine, military arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of subjects. Of all this great work there survives only the 8 books on medicine (De Medicina). Book I: after an excellent survey of Greek schools (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of medicine come sensible dietetics or health preservation which will always be applicable. Book II: deals with prognosis, diagnosis of symptoms (which he stresses strongly), and general therapeutics. Book III: internal ailments: fevers and general diseases. Book IV: local bodily diseases. Next come two pharmacological books, Book V: treatment by drugs of general diseases; and Book VI: of local diseases. Book VII and Book VIII deal with surgery; these books contain accounts of many operations, including amputation.

Celsus was not a professional doctor of medicine or a surgeon, but a practical layman whose On Medicine, written in a clear and neat style, for lay readers, is partly a result of his medical treatment of his household (slaves included) and partly a presentation of information gained from many Greek authorities. From no other source can we learn so much of the condition of medical science up to his own time.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Celsus is in three volumes.

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ISBN-13:
9780674993228
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1935
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #292
Edition description:
5th printing/1st pub.1935
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
903,899
Product dimensions:
4.68(w) x 6.72(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Summary Of The Arguments For Regarding Celsus As A Medical Practitioner

Bibliography

Book I

Book II

Book III

Book IV

Appendix

List Of Chapter Headings

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