- 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: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,550,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ancient Medicine: Selected Papers of Ludwig Edelstein (Softshell Books) 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
A classic study of medicine in antiquity, Ancient Medicine brings together much of Ludwig Edelstein's most important work on a subject that occupied him throughout a distinguished career. Included is his widely known translation of and commentary on the Hippocratic Oath, as well as his other writings on the oath which demonstrate how atypical it is of Greek medical thought. The book also explores the influence of empiricism and skepticism on Greek and Roman medicine, the practice of anatomy and dietetics in antiquity, and the relation of ancient medicine to ancient philosophy.