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Herophilus: The Art of Medicine in Early Alexandria : Edition, Translation and Essays - Herophilus

Herophilus: The Art of Medicine in Early Alexandria

Edition, Translation and Essays

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Herophilus, a contemporary of Euclid, practiced medicine in Alexandria in the third century B.C., and seems to have been the first Western scientist to dissect the human body. He made especially impressive contributions to many branches of anatomy and also developed influential views on many other aspects of medicine. Von Staden assembles the fragmentary evidence concerning one of the more important scientists of ancient Greece. Part 1 of the book presents the Greek and Latin texts accompanied by English translation and interpretative commentary. Significant background information is given in the introductory essay preceding each chapter. Part 2 briefly sketches the major developments within the Herophilean school after Herophilus, and discusses the individual members within it. Anyone interested in the history of science, the history of medicine, or intellectual history will find this book a rich source of information about an unusual and important aspect of Greek culture.

"We have been waiting for a long time for an authoritative collection of this ancient material. Now we have more than we could have hoped for...Quite simply, von Staden's Herophilus is one of the finest and richest pieces of classical scholarship to have appeared in many years...Its impact, not only on the study of ancient medicine, but on science and philosophy is only beginning to be felt." J.T. Vallance, Ancient Philosophy "One of the highest achievements of 20th Century scholarship in ancient Greek medicine" Paul Potter, University of Western Ontario, Bulletin of the History of Medicine

Preface
Acknowledgements
Note on text, arrangement and translation
List of abbreviations
Sigla, editions
Introduction
Herophilus
Life
Writings
The parts of the art of medicine
Theory of method and cause
Anatomy
Physiology and pathology
Regimen and therapeutics
Hippocratic exegesis; Varia
The Herophileans
Herophilus and the herophileans
Andreas
Callianax
Callimachus
Bacchius
Zeno
Demetrius of Apamea
Hegetor
Mantias
Dioscrudies phacas
Chrysermus
Zeuxis (philalethes?)
Alexander Philalethes
Apollonius Mys
Heraclides of Erythrae
Aristoxenus
Cydias
Gaius
Demosthenes Philalethes
Appendix
Addenda
Bibliography
Index locorom
Index of Greek words
General index
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ISBN: 9780521236461
ISBN-10: 0521236460
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 712
Published: 2nd February 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 1.21