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The Resource On medicine, Celsus ; with an English translation by W.G. Spencer, (electronic resource)

On medicine, Celsus ; with an English translation by W.G. Spencer, (electronic resource)

Label
On medicine
Title
On medicine
Statement of responsibility
Celsus ; with an English translation by W.G. Spencer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Celsus, a layman, provides in On Medicine more information about the condition of medical science up to his own time (probably first century CE) than any other author. Book I is on Greek schools of medicine and dietetics; Book II on prognosis, diagnosis, and general therapeutics; Book III on internal ailments; Book IV on local bodily diseases.
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Celsus, Aulus Cornelius,
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Spencer, Walter George,
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library ;
Series volume
292, 304, 336
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Medicine, Greek and Roman
Summary expansion
A. Cornelius Celsus was author, probably during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14-37 CE), 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 (De Medicina). 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. Celsus was not a professional doctor of medicine or a surgeon, but a practical layman whose On Medicine, 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. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Celsus is in three volumes
Target audience
general
Label
On medicine, Celsus ; with an English translation by W.G. Spencer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
v. I. Books 1-4 -- v. II. Books 5-6 -- v. III. Books 7-8
Control code
hup0000392
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Other physical details
line illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
On medicine, Celsus ; with an English translation by W.G. Spencer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
v. I. Books 1-4 -- v. II. Books 5-6 -- v. III. Books 7-8
Control code
hup0000392
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Other physical details
line illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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