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CELSUS: DE MEDICINA III [On Medicine, Vol. 3] by Celsus; W. G. Spencer (Trans. ) - Hardcover - 1961 - from Ancient World Books (SKU: 19315)

CELSUS: DE MEDICINA III [On Medicine, Vol. 3]

CELSUS: DE MEDICINA III [On Medicine, Vol. 3] by Celsus; W. G. Spencer (Trans. ) - Hardcover - 1961 - from Ancient World Books (SKU: 19315)
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CELSUS: DE MEDICINA III [On Medicine, Vol. 3]

by Celsus; W. G. Spencer (Trans. )

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0674993705
ISBN 13
9780674993709
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Harvard University Press & William Heinemann. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1961. Hardcover. 0674993705 . Light bumping to top of spine. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (Robert Brown). Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; Loeb Classical Library No. 336; Vol. 3; 368 pages; <p> A. Cornelius Celsus was author, probably during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14–37 <span class="era">CE</span>), of a general encyclopaedia of agriculture, medicine, military arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of subjects. Of all this great work there survives only the 8 books on medicine (<i>De Medicina</i>). Book I: after an excellent survey of Greek schools (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of medicine come sensible dietetics or health preservation which will always be applicable. Book II: deals with prognosis, diagnosis of symptoms (which he stresses strongly), and general therapeutics. Book III: internal ailments: fevers and general diseases. Book IV: local bodily diseases. Next come two pharmacological books, Book V: treatment by drugs of general diseases; and Book VI: of local diseases. Book VII and Book VIII deal with surgery; these books contain accounts of many operations, including amputation.</p><p> Celsus was not a professional doctor of medicine or a surgeon, but a practical layman whose <i>On Medicine</i>, written in a clear and neat style, for lay readers, is partly a result of his medical treatment of his household (slaves included) and partly a presentation of information gained from many Greek authorities. From no other source can we learn so much of the condition of medical science up to his own time.</p><p> The Loeb Classical Library edition of Celsus is in three volumes.</p> .

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Bookseller Inventory #
19315
Title
CELSUS: DE MEDICINA III [On Medicine, Vol. 3]
Author
Celsus; W. G. Spencer (Trans. )
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good with no dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0674993705
ISBN 13
9780674993709
Publisher
Harvard University Press & William Heinemann
Date published
1961
Keywords
0674993705, Latin Literature, Loeb Classical Library, Celsus, Medical History, Medicine
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