By Celsus, W. G. Spencer
A. Cornelius Celsus used to be writer, most likely in the course of the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14–37 CE), of a common encyclopaedia of agriculture, drugs, army arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of matters. Of all this nice paintings there survives basically the eight books on drugs (De Medicina). publication I: after a superb survey of Greek colleges (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of drugs come brilliant dietetics or wellbeing and fitness maintenance with a view to regularly be appropriate. e-book II: bargains with analysis, analysis of indicators (which he stresses strongly), and basic therapeutics. e-book III: inner illnesses: fevers and common illnesses. publication IV: neighborhood physically illnesses. subsequent come pharmacological books, publication V: remedy via medicinal drugs of basic ailments; and publication VI: of neighborhood ailments. booklet VII and e-book VIII take care of surgical procedure; those books include debts of many operations, together with amputation. Celsus used to be now not a qualified health care provider of medication or a health practitioner, yet a pragmatic layman whose On drugs, written in a transparent and neat kind, for lay readers, is partially as a result of the his clinical remedy of his family (slaves incorporated) and partially a presentation of knowledge received from many Greek specialists. From no different resource will we examine lots of the of clinical technology as much as his personal time. The Loeb Classical Library version of Celsus is in 3 volumes.
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Celsus: On Medicine, Volume III, Books 7-8 (Loeb Classical Library No. 336) by Celsus, W. G. Spencer