INDEX OF TOPICS
Note: medical practitioners are here listed under 'healers'.
a
abortifacients 98-9
abortion:
proscription 337n90
acholon41
acromegaly 31
ageing 23-4
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) 39
air/pneuma
blockage of flow 122
and disease 25-6
in Galenic medicine 233-4
importance 50
Alexandria:
cultural flowering 129-31
Alexandrian anatomists see Alexandrian medicine, anatomists
Alexandrian medicine
anatomists 49-50 , 128-9 , 131-8
surgery 142
and technology 365n27
therapeutics 133
allergies 331n63
alphos 29
amenorrhoea 348n89
treatment 98
anatomical systems
Galenic 232-3
as proof of a Creator 234-5
anatomy
see also Alexandrian medicine, anatomists
animal 121
comparative 49 , 121
Dogmatic 126-7
Hellenistic 214-15
revival 213-14
study/experimentation 128-9 , 210-11 , 364n106
Aristotelian 119-20
Cleopatra 361n34
dissections 359n3
Galenic 230-1
human 131-5 , 364n110
importance 138-9 , 364n110, 380n29
problems 129
usefulness 149 , 230-1 , 235
vocabulary (Egyptian) 130
antidotes, universal 141 , 142
Galene177
Mithridation142
archiatros see chief doctor, public doctors
arthritis 23
artificial limbs 185
ascarides 29

b
Babylonian medicine 41 , 43-4 , 96 , 329n35
divine healers 328n1
influence on Greeks 42
bile 342n72; n84
see also black bile;
humours
bio-archaeology 23
biology
systematic study 119
black bile 35
see also bile;
humours
nature of 343n105
bladder conditions 30

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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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