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A History of Medicine, : Volume 2: Early Greek, Hindu, and Persian Medicine - Henry E. Sigerist

A History of Medicine,

Volume 2: Early Greek, Hindu, and Persian Medicine

Paperback Published: 23rd April 1987
ISBN: 9780195050790
Number Of Pages: 368

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Volume II details the development of medicine among the early Indo-European peoples--Greeks, Indians, and Persians. The Indo-Europeans were the first to use empirical knowledge to develop philosophical systems of medicine which looked beyond the sick man for universal laws. This volume examines the Greek rational systems which are the foundations of modern science, and the similar Near Eastern approaches, which had an additional mystic component better suited for handling mental and spiritual problems.

I. ARCHAIC MEDICINE IN GREECE 1: The Setting 2: Homeric Medicine 3: Religious Medicine: Asclepius and His Cult 4: Pre-Socratic Philosophers and Early Medical Schools II. HINDU MEDICINE 1: The Setting 2: Early Indus Civilization 3: Vedic Medicine 4: Indian Philosophies and Early Medical Schools III. MEDICINE IN ANCIENT PERSIA 1: Ancient Persia IV. THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREEK MEDICINE 1: Life in the Greek City-States 2: Hippocrates and the Collection of Hippocratic Writings 3: Patient and Physician 4: Medical Theories

ISBN: 9780195050790
ISBN-10: 0195050797
Series: A History of Medicine : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 23rd April 1987
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.77  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.32