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Published: 02 January 2017

288 Pages | 69 black and white halftones

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190610432

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A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities

Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome

J.C. McKeown

  • Introduces readers with no knowledge of Latin or Greek to a broad range of ancient medical texts, many of which have never been translated
  • Reestablishes an awareness of the Western medical tradition, with its origins in ancient Greece and Rome
  • An entertaining and enlightening guide for general readers, students of the classics, and anyone interested in medicine
  • Offers a glimpse of the beginnings of fields such as surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, pharmacology, and preventive medicine

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