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Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Edited by Mirko D. Grmek

Editorial coordination by Bernardino Fantini

Translated by Antony Shugaar

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674007956

Publication Date: 05/03/2002


496 pages

1 line illustration, 3 tables


  • 1. Introduction [Mirko D. Grmek]
  • 2. The Birth of Western Medical Art [Jacques Jouanna]
  • 3. Between Knowledge and Practice: Hellenistic Medicine [Mario Vegetti]
  • 4. The Paths of Knowledge: Medicine in the Roman World [Danielle Gourevitch]
  • 5. Reception and Tradition: Medicine in the Byzantine and Arab World [Gotthard Strohmaier]
  • 6. Charity and Aid in Medieval Christian Civilization [Jole Agrimi and Chiara Crisciani]
  • 7. Medical Scholasticism [Danielle Jacquart]
  • 8. The Concept of Disease [Mirko D. Grmek]
  • 9. Therapeutic Strategies: Drugs [Alain Touwaide]
  • 10. Therapeutic Strategies: Surgery [Michael McVaugh]
  • 11. The Regimens of Health [Pedro Gil Sotres]
  • 12. Diseases in Europe: Equilibrium and Breakdown of the Pathocenosis [Jean-Noël Biraben]
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index

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