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Ancient Medicine: Selected Papers of Ludwig Edelstein (Softshell Books) Paperback – September 1, 1987

ISBN-13: 978-0801834912 ISBN-10: 0801834910 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Softshell Books
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (September 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801834910
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801834912
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,125,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Edelstein's work has contributed profoundly to our knowledge and understanding of Greek medicine.

(Bulletin of the History of Medicine)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rick Johnson on February 15, 2008
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Good book, although seems to be more focused on Greek medicine than "ancient medicine". Explains how the 'Hippocratic Oath' is more that just an oath, but is really a window into the Greek world and the influence of Greek Mystery Schools (specifically pythagorean) on life of those times. Wordy, though, probably could have done the same thing in about half the book or at least made a large appendix with additional material. Serves its purpose, though.
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