- Publisher: Moritz & Chambers (1930)
- ASIN: B00199NIDM
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
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THE WORKS OF ARISTOTLE THE FAMOUS PHILOSOPHER: CONTAINING HIS COMPLETE MASTERPIECE AND FAMILY PHYSICIAN; HIS EXPERIENCED MIDWIFE; HIS BOOK OF PROBLEMS AND HIS REMARKS ON PHYSIOGNOMY
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Of course, Aristotle is thoughtful on the matter, and uncovers a lot of practical knowledge that otherwise might remain in the minds and practice of doctors, and not be available to the public.
If you happen to be someone looking for Aristotle's writings on science, this is NOT the right book. I purchased this volume thinking that his "Problems" was the "Topics". But it is not. It's actually a shorter work devoted to explaining some problems in medicine and physiognomy. His scientific discoveries are actually called "The Topics" or "Topica", and is housed in a different volume, which has several editions. My favorite edition of The Topics is the Loeb Classic Library edition.
Overall, perhaps the best classical (introduction) to medicine. But not for doctors, except unless they like Aristotle a lot, Maybe an early present rather than a late one. On second thought, some doctors might learn something, but that's assuming they haven't owned / memorized the book already, which is a big IF. Some of the insights are seriously outdated however, such as the reference to spirits, humors, and gods. But it is not very heavy on that stuff. Surprisingly modern.
But, once again, it's only about medicine in this case (and palmistry, and a number of other minor topics). Kind of a practical medieval book.