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Herophilus: The Art of Medicine in Early Alexandria: Edition, Translation and Essays
     

Herophilus: The Art of Medicine in Early Alexandria: Edition, Translation and Essays

by Herophilus, Heinrich von Staden, Heinrich Von Staden
 

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ISBN-10: 0521041783

ISBN-13: 9780521041782

Pub. Date: 10/18/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Herophilus, a contemporary of Euclid, practiced medicine in Alexandria in the third century B.C., and seems to have been the first Western scientist to dissect the human body. He made especially impressive contributions to many branches of anatomy and also developed influential views on many other aspects of medicine. Von Staden assembles the fragmentary evidence

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Herophilus, a contemporary of Euclid, practiced medicine in Alexandria in the third century B.C., and seems to have been the first Western scientist to dissect the human body. He made especially impressive contributions to many branches of anatomy and also developed influential views on many other aspects of medicine. Von Staden assembles the fragmentary evidence concerning one of the more important scientists of ancient Greece. Part 1 of the book presents the Greek and Latin texts accompanied by English translation and interpretative commentary. Significant background information is given in the introductory essay preceding each chapter. Part 2 briefly sketches the major developments within the Herophilean school after Herophilus, and discusses the individual members within it. Anyone interested in the history of science, the history of medicine, or intellectual history will find this book a rich source of information about an unusual and important aspect of Greek culture.

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ISBN-13:
9780521041782
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
712
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.57(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on text, arrangement and translation; List of abbreviations; Sigla, editions; 1. Introduction; Part I. Herophilus: 2. Life; 3. Writings; 4. The parts of the art of medicine; 5. Theory of method and cause; 6. Anatomy; 7. Physiology and pathology; 8. Regimen and therapeutics; 9. Hippocratic exegesis; Varia; Part II. The Herophileans: 10. Herophilus and the herophileans; 11. Andreas; 12. Callianax; 13. Callimachus; 14. Bacchius; 15. Zeno; 16. Demetrius of Apamea; 17. Hegetor; 18. Mantias; 19. Dioscurides phacas; 20. Chrysermus; 21. Zeuxis (philalethes?); 22. Alexander Philalethes; 23. Apollonius Mys; 24. Heraclides of Erythrae; 25. Aristoxenus; 26. Cydias; 27. Gaius; 28. Demosthenes Philalethes; Appendix; Addenda; Bibliography; Index locorom; Index of Greek words; General index.

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