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  • Ancient Medicine. Airs, Waters, Places. Epidemics 1 and 3. The Oath. Precepts. Nutriment
  • On Wounds in the Head. In the Surgery. On Fractures. On Joints. Mochlicon
  • On the Soul. Parva Naturalia. On Breath
  • On Medicine, Volume I
  • On the Natural Faculties

Author - Editorial Staff

Date - 13 October 2023

Time to read - 1 min

  • Ancient Medicine. Airs, Waters, Places. Epidemics 1 and 3. The Oath. Precepts. Nutriment

    Ancient Medicine. Airs, Waters, Places. Epidemics 1 and 3. The Oath. Precepts. Nutriment

    Hippocrates, Paul Potter

    The definitive English edition of the “Father of Medicine.”

    This is the first volume in the Loeb Classical Library’s complete edition of Hippocrates’ invaluable texts, which provide essential information about the practice of medicine in antiquity and about Greek theories concerning the human body. Here, Paul Potter presents the Greek text with facing English translation of five treatises t...

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  • 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

    Hippocrates, E. T. Withington

    The definitive English edition of the “Father of Medicine.”

    Hippocrates, said to have been born in Cos in or before 460 BC, learned medicine and philosophy; traveled 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 favor of inductive reasoning and the study of real...

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  • On the Soul. Parva Naturalia. On Breath

    On the Soul. Parva Naturalia. On Breath

    Aristotle, W. S. Hett

    Peripatetic works on the human body and soul.

    Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BC, was the son of a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367–347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil in Asia Minor. After some time at Mitylene, in 343–342 he was appointed by King Philip of...

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  • On Medicine, Volume I

    On Medicine, Volume I

    Books 1–4

    Celsus, W. G. Spencer

    A Roman layman’s account of medicine in his time.

    A. Cornelius Celsus was author, probably during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (AD 14–37), of a general encyclopedia of agriculture, medicine, military arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of subjects. Of all this great work there survives only the eight books on medicine (De Medicina).

    In Book I, aft...

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  • On the Natural Faculties

    On the Natural Faculties

    Galen, A. J. Brock

    Antiquity’s most prolific and influential medical writer and practitioner.

    If the work of Hippocrates is taken as representing the foundation upon which the edifice of historical Greek medicine was raised, then the work of Galen, who lived some six hundred years later, may be looked upon as the summit of the same edifice.

    He was born in Pergamum AD 129, and both there and in other...

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