Greek and Roman Medicine
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This introduction to ancient medical systems asks how the experience of illness and the role of medicine were understood in the Greek and Roman worlds. Although topics such as the development of anatomical knowledge are covered, the book focuses on the place of medicine within changing types of society. Table of Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Preface 1. The origins of Greek medicine 2. Hippocratic medicine 3. The Plague of Athens 4. Alexandrian medicine 5. Greek medicine at Rome 6. Galen and his contemporaries 7. Curing illness 8. After ancient medicine Conclusion Suggestions for Further Study Suggestions for Further Reading Index