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BMCR Series of antiquity. London and New York: Routledge, In writing the book, Nutton has not merely summarized much current scholarship in ancient medical studies exclusive of current work in the pre-Greek ancient Near East , but has also shown remarkable courage in setting forth his own views on disparate aspects, each of which will receive challenges from specialists. Ancient Medicine attempts to incorporate all these particulars of medicine among Greeks and Romans, and does so with greater and lesser success, depending on the subtopic.

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About this title The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available.

Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in communities, links between medicine and magic, and examines the different approaches to medicine across the ancient world. The new edition includes more on Rufus and Galen as well as augmented information on Babylonia, Hellenistic medicine and Late Antiquity. With recently discovered texts made accessible for the first time, and providing new evidence, this broad exploration challenges currently held perspectives, and proves an invaluable resource for students of both classics and the history of medicine.

He has published extensively on all aspects on medicine before the seventeenth century, and in particular on Galen and the Renaissance.

Review: "It is difficult to find a scholar with more expertise in Greco-Roman medical texts than Nutton, or as much historical breadth and range. Indeed, this is the only book available in English that offers a comprehensive survey of the long and complex tradition of Greek medicine from its earliest periods to the end of the Roman empire Nutton masterfully guides the reader through the massive amount of literary, scientific, philosophical and material evidence, constructing a coherent and compelling narrative of the often heroic attempts of ancient doctors to understand and treat disease.

The new edition will be essential as a starting point for all serious students of Greek and Roman medicine. None of this changes the basic pattern which Nutton outlines, all can be incorporated into his basic narrative, but this is still an even richer, and more complex, version of that story: the new edition is even more authoritative as a result.

The result is a masterful evaluation of health and disease Galen would have been pleased. It will. This book is an essential tool for anyone interested in the history of Western medicine.

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About this title The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available. Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in communities, links between medicine and magic, and examines the different approaches to medicine across the ancient world. The new edition includes more on Rufus and Galen as well as augmented information on Babylonia, Hellenistic medicine and Late Antiquity. With recently discovered texts made accessible for the first time, and providing new evidence, this broad exploration challenges currently held perspectives, and proves an invaluable resource for students of both classics and the history of medicine. He has published extensively on all aspects on medicine before the seventeenth century, and in particular on Galen and the Renaissance. Review: "It is difficult to find a scholar with more expertise in Greco-Roman medical texts than Nutton, or as much historical breadth and range.

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Reviewed by: Ancient Medicine Gary B. Ferngren Vivian Nutton. Ancient Medicine. Series of Antiquity. London: Routledge, Perhaps no modern student of Greek and Roman medicine is so well equipped as Vivian Nutton to produce a volume that covers the entire field of medicine in classical antiquity. His extensive studies on, e.

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