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1.1 A herbal on papyrus 3
1.2 A Renaissance edition of Galen 8
4.1 Hippocrates curing the plague of Athens 54
4.2 Hippocrates reading 55
4.3 Hippocrates' dream 56
4.4 The Hippocratic Oath67
6.1 A medical examination 91
6.2 An early Greek doctor 94
6.3 Administering a clyster 95
7.1 A votive offering to the goddess of childbirth 108
7.2 The god Asclepius and his family 112
8.1 Bathing 122
10.1 Treating a back problem by traction 144
11.1 The snake of Asclepius arrives in Rome 160
11.2 Exercise on a swing 169
12.1 Dioscorides' rhubarb 176
12.2 A set of lithotomy instruments 183
12.3 Removing a bladder stone 184
13.1 A vaginal speculum 200
15.1 A manuscript of Galen's commentary on the Hippocratic Aphorisms220
16.1 Galen explains his theory of drugs 243
17.1 A Roman doctor and his wife 251
17.2 Gifts from imperial physicians: C. Stertinius Xenophon of Cos 255
17.3 Gifts from imperial physicians: Statilius Attalus of Heraclea Salbace 255
17.4 Inscription: the slave of an empress 258
17.5 Inscription: a medical philosopher in Rome 259
17.6 Inscription: an immigrant Greek 260
17.7 Inscription: a Roman midwife 261

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Note to the Reader ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • 1 - Sources and Scope 1
  • 2 - Patterns of Disease 19
  • 3 - Before Hippocrates 37
  • 4 - Hippocrates, the Hippocratic Corpus and the Defining of Medicine 53
  • 5 - Hippocratic Theories 72
  • 6 - Hippocratic Practices 87
  • 7 - Religion and Medicine in Fifth- and Fourth-Century Greece 103
  • 8 - From Plato to Praxagoras 115
  • 9 - Alexandria, Anatomy and Experimentation 128
  • 10 - Hellenistic Medicine 140
  • 11 - Rome and the Transplantation of Greek Medicine 157
  • 12 - The Consequences of Empire: Pharmacology, Surgery and the Roman Army 171
  • 13 - The Rise of Methodism 187
  • 14 - Humoral Alternatives 202
  • 15 - The Life and Career of Galen 216
  • 16 - Galenic Medicine 230
  • 17 - All Sorts and Conditions of (Mainly) Men 248
  • 18 - Medicine and the Religions of the Roman Empire 273
  • 19 - Medicine in the Later Roman Empire 292
  • 20 - Conclusion 310
  • Notes 317
  • Bibliography 419
  • Index of Names 465
  • Index of Topics 478
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