“The first edition of Vivian Nutton’s Ancient Medicine () is already established as the most authoritative, and expansive, synthetic treatment of the subject. Vivian Nutton, Ancient Medicine. London and New York: Routledge, Pp. xiv , ; ills. 31, maps & plans 4. ISBN $ Ancient Medicine has 37 ratings and 1 review. Nelle said: A fascinating historical look at medicine. Heavy going at times, but extremely interesting. A m.

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Ancient Medicine

Summary The first large-scale history of medicine in antiquity to appear in a single volume for almost years. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Marcello Cisalpino rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Anyone working in the real world of medicine where patients appear and death is common, is struck by variations within a class of ailment, by sensations that enable one to heal the sick odors, touch, vision, occasionally taste, certainly hearing and how each patient presents his or her own modulation of a standard, textbook description.

In writing the book, Nutton has not merely summarized much current scholarship in ancient medical studies exclusive of current work in the pre-Greek ancient Near Eastbut has also shown remarkable courage in setting forth his own views on disparate aspects, each of which will receive challenges from specialists. Nonetheless, by carefully piecing the autobiographical with separately documented events, people, and literature, in Chs.


Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Review quote “It is difficult to find a scholar with more expertise in Greco-Roman medical texts than Nutton, or as much historical breadth and range. Here is a “slice of life” as given through Scribonius Largus, Compositiones70 ed. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

meedicine Such standards, however, do not work well when one assesses medicine, or any of the linked sciences or pseudo-sciences: And the following has proven beneficial for many patients, and is certainly quite powerful and quite effective: D’Auria,when a much more informative manner useful to beginners and veteran scholars alike would be to let the reader know that this is the new edition of the fragments of Heracleides, with an Italian translation and commentary: To begin, I wish to express my admiration for this near-masterpiece of compression: If one analyzes carefully the basic thesis on Galen’s Hippocrates nuton put forth by Wesley Smith n.

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Series Series of antiquity Sciences of antiquity. Especially strong chapters among 20 in Ancient Medicine are 5.

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Although cited by Nutton, these ideas are implicitly dismissed. And yes, we can identify medocine of the plants through Linnaean, binomial nomenclatures. History of Medicine, Ancient. Each authority signals an intellectual phase in the development of theoretical constructs in a fusion of empirical observations, clinical histories, surgical expertise, pharmacological explanations, and philosophical unities or their lack in an age long before legal definitions certified what medicine was and what it was not.

Virginia Adi rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in the communities, links between medicine and magic, and examines the different approaches to medicine across the ancient world.

The Augusta always has this compound at hand” my trans. These are the sorts of details that make ancient medical studies so interesting. Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in the communities, links between medicine and magic, and medciine the different approaches to medicine across the ancient world.

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