“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

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Megan Rise rated it liked it Jun 30, Lehrbuch der biologischen Medizin: James Anderson rated it really liked it Feb 17, Ancient Meteorology Liba Taub. Books by Vivian Nutton. Medicnie Bynum, The Times Higher Education Supplement ‘[A] near-masterpiece, Ancient Medicine is a huge quarry, fit for mining and exploitation by those who have the proper equipment.

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And the writings and translations of Julius Hirschberg are reduced to impenetrable status Nutton: Medicine and the Religions of the Later Roman Empire. Bec Fallas rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Johns Hopkins University Press, In German, the T. Among the portraits penned by Nutton, Galen of Pergamon A. Visit our Beautiful Books ancirnt and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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With access conditions MyiLibrary at http: Stephen Welch rated it liked it Apr 23, Virginia Smith No preview available – 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.

Disturbing too are residues of biases not befitting the study of ancient medicine. 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. All of this is 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 In fact, Roman law is deliberately fuzzy about contraceptives, abortifacients, and the presumed liability of a physician, midwife, or surgeon; 7 and anyone who learned the arts and skills of medicine did so as an apprentice to an individual who had years of raw experience, or in costly private instruction by a teacher who attracted would-be medical students the ‘curriculum’ normally was study and commentary on the medico-philosophical classicsor the beginner simply began and accumulated his or her own raw experiences.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Ancient Medicine Vivian Nutton No preview available – Annastasia Conner rated it it was amazing Oct 09, The new edition includes more on Rufus and Galen as well as augmented information on Babylonia, Hellenistic medicine and Late Antiquity. Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in the communities, links between medicine and m 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.


He has published extensively on all aspects on medicine before the seventeenth century, and in particular on Galen and the Renaissance. A fascinating historical look at medicine. Hardcoverpages. Anthony Kalogerinis rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Sophie Ball rated it really liked it May 09, Oxford University Press,esp.

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Here is a “slice of life” as given through Scribonius Largus, Compositiones70 ed. Public Private login e. Especially important in Nutton’s interpretations of the welter of internally- and otherwise-contradictory theoretical constructs labeled Hippocratic; ch. None of your libraries hold this item. 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.