Medical Ethics in the Ancient World

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Frontispiece and book cover. Sleep and Death lifting the body of Sarpedon (ca. 515 B.C.) by Euphronios, detail.
Figure 1.Achilles bandaging the wounds of Patroclus (ca. 500 B.C.), detail.16
Figure 2.Map of the eastern Mediterranean during the time of Hippocrates.19
Figure 3.Humoral Square of Opposites.31
Figure 4.Artemis and Apollo shooting arrows that brought death or disease to mankind (ca. 455–450 B.C.)53
Figure 5.Hippocrates, as envisioned in an engraving by Paulus Pontius (1603–1658) after a drawing by Peter Paul Rubens from an ancient marble bust77
Figure 6.Tombstone of the Athenian physician Jason (second century B.C.) examining a young patient.102
Figure 7.Illustration of a fetus in utero, from a twelfth-century manuscript based on the writings of Soranus of Ephesus, first-century Roman doctor (A.D. 98–138).102
Figure 8.Artist's reconstruction of Temple of Asclepius at Epidaurus, showing detail of domed Tholos, originally designed by Polycleitos the Younger (ca. 360 B.C.), detail.121
Figure 9.Man vomiting and ridding the body of excess humors, interior medallion of a cup by the Brygos Painter (ca. 490–480 B.C.).179
Figure 10.Girl preparing to do laundry (early fifth century B.C.), attributed to Onesimos, painted medallion from an Athenian cup.190


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