ISBN-10:
0674995260
ISBN-13:
9780674995260
Pub. Date:
12/31/1994
Publisher:
Harvard
Epidemics 2, 4-7

Epidemics 2, 4-7

by HippocratesHippocrates

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Overview

The medical treatises collected under Hippocrates' name are essential sources of information about the practice of medicine in antiquity and about Greek theories concerning the human body. In this seventh volume of the ongoing Loeb edition of the Hippocratic Collection, Wesley Smith presents the first modern English translation of Books 2 and 4—7 of the Epidemics (the other two books are available in the first volume).

In the casebooks and notes that make up the seven books called Epidemics—the title originally meant 'visits'—we can watch ancient physicians observing patients, noting and pondering symptoms, evaluating treatments, and developing theories about the body. They appear to be physicians' notebooks from several areas of the Aegean basin. Smith supplements his clear translation with explanatory notes.

The other works available in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Hippocrates are the following. Volume I: Ancient Medicine. Airs, Waters, Places. Epidemics 1 and 3. The Oath. Precepts. Nutriment. Volume II: Prognostic. Regimen in Acute Diseases. The Sacred Disease. The Art. Breaths. Law. Decorum. Physician (Ch. 1). Dentition. Volume III: On Wounds in the Head. In the Surgery. On Fractures. On Joints. Mochlicon. Volume IV: Nature of Man. Regimen in Health. Humours. Aphorisms. Regimen 1—3. Dreams. Volume V: Affections. Diseases 1—2. Volume VI: Diseases 3. Internal Affections. Regimen in Acute Diseases. Volume VIII: Places in Man. Glands. Fleshes. Prorrhetic I—II. Physician. Use of Liquids. Ulcers. Haemorrhoids and Fistulas. Volume IV also contains the fragments of Heracleitus, On the Universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674995260
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 12/31/1994
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #477
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul Potter's earlier volumes in the Hippocrates edition were widely praised for their "excellent--that is, accurate and readable--translations" (in the words of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine). He is Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Western Ontario.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Map

Epidemics

Book 2

Book 4

Book 5

Book 6

Book 7

Index

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