On Medicine: Bks.V-VI v. 2 - Loeb Classical Library (Hardback)
  • On Medicine: Bks.V-VI v. 2 - Loeb Classical Library (Hardback)
zoom

On Medicine: Bks.V-VI v. 2 - Loeb Classical Library (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
£19.95
Hardback 358 Pages / Published: 01/07/1989
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

A. Cornelius Celsus was author, probably during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14-37 CE), of a general encyclopaedia of agriculture, medicine, military arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of subjects. Of all this great work there survives only the 8 books on medicine (De Medicina). Book I: after an excellent survey of Greek schools (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of medicine come sensible dietetics or health preservation which will always be applicable. Book II: deals with prognosis, diagnosis of symptoms (which he stresses strongly), and general therapeutics. Book III: internal ailments: fevers and general diseases. Book IV: local bodily diseases. Next come two pharmacological books, Book V: treatment by drugs of general diseases; and Book VI: of local diseases. Book VII and Book VIII deal with surgery; these books contain accounts of many operations, including amputation.

Celsus was not a professional doctor of medicine or a surgeon, but a practical layman whose On Medicine, written in a clear and neat style, for lay readers, is partly a result of his medical treatment of his household (slaves included) and partly a presentation of information gained from many Greek authorities. From no other source can we learn so much of the condition of medical science up to his own time.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Celsus is in three volumes.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674993358
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 170 x 110 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

The White Album
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
We Should All Be Feminists
Added to basket
Books v. Cigarettes
Added to basket
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Added to basket
Feel Free
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
What Happened?
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Notes to Self
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Coventry
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Hobbits of Tolkien
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Trick Mirror
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Whose Story Is This?
Added to basket
Wordy
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Calm the F**k Down
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Good Immigrant
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.