- Hardcover: 712 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1St Edition edition (May 26, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521236460
- ISBN-13: 978-0521236461
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,420,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Herophilus: The Art of Medicine in Early Alexandria: Edition, Translation and Essays 1St Edition Edition
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"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
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. Von Staden assembles the fragmentary evidence concerning one of the more important scientists of ancient Greece.