“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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The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from nuttonn texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available.

Harvard University Press,esp. Corpus Medicorum Graecorum V 4, 1, 2] quotes liberally from otherwise lost Stoics, in medicind with Plato and Aristotle, set beside his ideal Hippocrates. Oxford University Press,esp. Praise for the first edition All of this nuyton encompassed in Nutton’s new edition, from the items that have made a big splash, to those that have more stealthily crept up on us A History of Personal Antonia Minor, the mother of Claudius, is the jutton here, and she suffered from ‘angina,’ called quinsy in the 19th century, a swelling of the tonsils.

Fluidity marks medicine, perhaps best understood as an unpredictability in the outcomes from physician to physician, but an internal paradox also defines medical practice on all levels: Graduate seminars in any aspect of Greek or Roman medicine will enjoy testing mfdicine evidence presented in this book, but will test the sources and render interpretations of those sources with techniques familiar to physicians who assess data emerging from controlled laboratory analyses. Available for the first time in paperback, this first large-scale, sole-authored history of ancient medicine for almost years uses both archaeological and written evidence to survey the development of medical ideas from early Greece to late Antiquity.


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, anncient description.

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Trivia About Ancient Medicine. With recently discovered texts made accessible for the first time, and providing new evidence, this broad exploration challenges currently held perspectives, and proves an invaluable resource for students of both classics and the history of medicine.

This short section repeats much of an earlier publication, 24 and suffers from the same faults: Nonetheless, by carefully piecing the autobiographical with separately documented events, people, and literature, in Chs. Li Or rated it liked it Aug 23, Other Authors Ebooks Corporation. Sophie Ball rated it really liked it May 09, Galen would have been pleased.

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Volkschirurgie — Alterthum — Mittelalter — Renaissance Berlin: Separate different tags with a comma. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. None of this changes the basic pattern which Nutton outlines, all can be incorporated into his basic narrative, but this is still an even richer, and more complex, version of that story: Cosmology in Antiquity Rosemary Wright.

Studies in the History of Medicine London: Nutton indicates this mode of thinking in the “Preface” to his collected papers, published as From Democedes to Harvey: Harvard University Press, ; of special interest is ch. The Best Books of Variorum,p.

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Ancient Medicine

Simply listing ‘common names’ ” Rome and the Transplantation of Greek Medicine. Nutton is well aware of all these particulars, and, with topics that match his well-known abilities in classical philology, 8 his narrative drips with controlled expertise, an ease of choosing just the right example from hundreds that speaks of the many years spent with Greek and Latin texts on medicine and related subjects.


Summary The first large-scale history of medicine in antiquity to appear in a single volume for almost years. In German, the T. Peter Green’s Cambridge thesis on Pliny the Elder’s use of magic, ” All these ingredients are to be conjoined and either pounded or otherwise produced separately each having been skimmed in Attic honey.

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Especially important in Nutton’s interpretations of the welter of internally- and otherwise-contradictory theoretical constructs labeled Hippocratic; ch.

The achievement of Ancient Medicine is striking in view of these numerous flaws. The Consequences of Empire: There are far too many of these in mdeicine notes and the bibliography. Marcello Cisalpino rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait The Rise of Methodism Humoral Alternatives. Jared rated it really liked it Aug 01, My library Help Meicine Book Search. Skip to content Skip to search.

By mixing primary texts with secondary references in the ancieny, a beginner is hard-pressed to distinguish between the two, e. Books by Vivian Nutton. Mommsen-Krueger48, 3. Given its prose that packs too many examples into too few sentences and paragraphs, the book is utterly unsuitable for the general reader or for undergraduates in ancient history, the Classics, or the History of Medicine.