By Ludwig Edelstein
A vintage learn of medication in antiquity, historical medication brings jointly a lot of Ludwig Edelstein's most crucial paintings on an issue that occupied him all through a exclusive occupation. incorporated is his well known translation of and statement at the Hippocratic Oath, in addition to his different writings at the oath which show how odd it's of Greek scientific suggestion. The booklet additionally explores the impression of empiricism and skepticism on Greek and Roman medication, the perform of anatomy and dietetics in antiquity, and the relation of old medication to historic philosophy.
Read or Download Ancient Medicine: Selected Papers of Ludwig Edelstein PDF
Best special topics books
How have been Greek texts at the care and scientific therapy of the pony transmitted from antiquity to the current day? utilizing the proof of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation referred to as the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe strains the adventure of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and eventually to the published version.
How did menopause swap from being a average (and frequently welcome) finish to a woman's childbearing years to a deficiency ailment short of scientific and pharmacological intervention? As she strains the medicalization of menopause during the last a hundred years, historian Judith Houck demanding situations a few largely held assumptions.
Gathering jointly essays written through a global set of participants, this e-book offers a tremendous contribution to the rising box of incapacity historical past. It explores adjustments in understandings of deformity and incapacity among the 16th and 20th centuries, and show the ways that assorted societies have conceptualised the conventional and the pathological.
Clinical heritage bargains us many clever innovations, a couple of faulty notions, and a bunch of fascinating back-stories. at the Shoulders of Medicine’s Giants offers a variety of those, and tells how the phrases of medicine’s “giants”—such as Hippocrates, Sir William Osler, Francis Weld Peabody, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross—are suitable to clinical technology and perform within the twenty first century.
Additional info for Ancient Medicine: Selected Papers of Ludwig Edelstein
The other tnterpreters do not attempt at ali to give an expla nation of these ru les. ios Cf. above, p. 5, 19-2 1 . 104 F or the c«/;ÉMµo" and its rôle i n Pythagoreanism , cf. above, n. 5 7 . 105 Cf . Kõrner, op. , p. 16, who in his interpretation of the Oath simply says : " Das nun folgende Gelõbnis bedarf keiner Erklãrung . " 1 °' Cf . D eichgrãber, op. , p . 3 8 ; but cf. also Daremberg , op. , p. 5 7 . 33 PA RT ONE They put themselves in to hi s hands, and the physician comes in contact wi th wom en and maidens and with very precious possessions indeed ; so toward ali these self-control shou ld be used .
454-55 K . ; Jon es, op. cit. , p. 48) , that is, in th e sense that physicians refused to practice surgery because they h eld it beneath th eir dignity. Th e study and teaching of th e various branch es of medicine had b ecome specialized long before, cf. Celsus, Introductio, 9 ; cf . also above, n. 86. 93 Cf. 58 D 1 [Diels-Kranz) (quoted above, n. 54) ; cf. -up! -à (Aristoxenus Fr. 8 [Müller)) . ToS 1'0001' • • • = 30 THE H I PPOCRATIC OATH mos t d iseases as the resul t of un reasonable living,94 one is at first inclined to conclude that they were mainly in terested in dietetics and pharma cology, because these were the more appropriate mean s of treatmen t.
1 08 For the idealistic point o f view consistently observed in t h e Oath, c f . above, p. 28, and below , p. 50. As a matter of fact the author of Il tp! 71Tpoii is a utilitarian, cf. below , n. 1 24 . 109 That this is so, i s also admitted by Deichgrãber, op. cit. , p . 38, who adds that the attitude taken i n the Oath is i n agreement with that taken by certain philoso phers, but he does not say who they are. 1 1° For Plato and Aristotle , cf. below , n . 1 1 7 , for the Pythagoreans in general , cf.
Ancient Medicine: Selected Papers of Ludwig Edelstein by Ludwig Edelstein