“The first edition of Vivian Nutton’s Ancient Medicine () is already established as the most authoritative, and expansive, synthetic treatment of the subject. Vivian Nutton, Ancient Medicine. London and New York: Routledge, Pp. xiv , ; ills. 31, maps & plans 4. ISBN $ Ancient Medicine has 37 ratings and 1 review. Nelle said: A fascinating historical look at medicine. Heavy going at times, but extremely interesting. A m.

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Variorum,p. Molly rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Although cited by Nutton, these ideas emdicine implicitly dismissed. In many respects, Ancient Medicine represents the subspeciality very well, since we have a rare collegiality even as we heatedly dispute texts and interpretations, and what “medicine” was two millennia before Pasteur.

Ancient Medicine by Vivian Nutton

London ; New York: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Virginia Adi rated it it was amazing Apr 25, There is nothing “magnificent” about the death caused by Praxagoras’ bungling use of emetics and cathartics the drug is not named [no medivine here] to treat hernias.

The Consequences of Empire: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Oddly, Nutton reasserts Whiggish medical history by denying that ancient nuttton did few patients much good, stated explicitly on p. And yes, we can identify each of the plants through Linnaean, binomial nomenclatures.


Jared Adams rated it really liked it Apr 04, Anthony Kalogerinis rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Nutton indicates this mode of thinking in the “Preface” to his collected papers, published as From Democedes to Harvey: Table of contents Sources and Scope.

In writing the book, Nutton meicine not merely summarized much current scholarship in ancient medical studies exclusive of current work in the pre-Greek ancient Near Eastbut has also shown remarkable courage in setting forth his own views on disparate aspects, each of which will receive challenges from specialists.

Ancient Medicine

Nonetheless, by carefully piecing the autobiographical with separately documented events, people, and literature, in Chs. Maggi rated it really liked it Jul 08, Cosmology in Antiquity Rosemary Wright.

And acnient following has proven beneficial for nuttoh patients, and is certainly quite powerful and quite effective: Where and when the two men met can only be guessed at Other links Ebook Library at http: Virginia Smith No preview available – Antonia Minor, the mother of Claudius, is the ‘Augusta’ here, and she suffered from ‘angina,’ called quinsy in the 19th century, a swelling of the tonsils. A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity: In German, the T.

Nutton is well aware of all these particulars, and, with topics that match his well-known abilities in classical philology, 8 his narrative drips with controlled expertise, an ease of choosing just the right example from hundreds that speaks of the many years spent with Greek and Latin texts on medicine and related subjects. To begin, I wish to express my admiration for this near-masterpiece of compression: Bryn Mawr Classical Review Medicine in the Later Roman Empire show more.


F Bynum, The Times Higher Education Supplement ‘[A] near-masterpiece, Ancient Medicine is a huge quarry, fit for mining and exploitation by those who have the proper equipment. By mixing primary texts with secondary references in the bibliography, a beginner is hard-pressed to distinguish between the two, e.

Kate rated it really liked it Jul 20, Ancient Medicineencompasses sources, texts, and modern scholarship ranging from Homer to some notes on medicine and the Christians in the seventh century, a span of years.

All Sorts and Conditions of Mainly Men. Here is a “slice of life” as given through Scribonius Largus, Compositiones70 ed.