On Wounds in the Head. In the Surgery. On Fractures. On Joints. Mochlicon

On Wounds in the Head. In the Surgery. On Fractures. On Joints. Mochlicon

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Hippocrates, said to have been born in Cos in or before 460 BCE, learned medicine and philosophy; travelled widely as a medical doctor and teacher; was consulted by King Perdiccas of Macedon and Artaxerxes of Persia; and died perhaps at Larissa. Apparently he rejected superstition in favour of inductive reasoning and the study of real medicine as subject to natural laws, in general and in individual people as patients for treatment by medicines and surgery. Of the roughly 70 works in the 'Hippocratic Collection' many are not by Hippocrates; even the famous oath may not be his. But he was undeniably the 'Father of Medicine'.

The 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 VII: Epidemics 2 and 4—7. 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: 9780674991651
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1928
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #149
Edition description: 6th printing/1st pub.1928
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 1,167,011
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edward Theodore Withington (1860–1947) was a physician and classical scholar based in Oxford.

Table of Contents

Translator's Preface



On Wounds In The Head

In The Surgery

Fractures, Joints, Mochlicon

On Fractures

On Joints

Instruments Of Reduction

Appendix: Supplementary Notes

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