By Ludwig Edelstein
A vintage examine of drugs in antiquity, old drugs brings jointly a lot of Ludwig Edelstein's most vital paintings on a topic that occupied him all through a special occupation. incorporated is his well known translation of and observation at the Hippocratic Oath, in addition to his different writings at the oath which display how abnormal it's of Greek clinical suggestion. The ebook additionally explores the impression of empiricism and skepticism on Greek and Roman drugs, the perform of anatomy and dietetics in antiquity, and the relation of historic drugs to historical philosophy.
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L, p. 342. For lithotomy in late centuries, cf. Ps. Galen , Introductio (Galen, XIV, p. 787 K. ) . Hirschberg, op. , p . 3 2 , believes t hat t h e Alexandrian physician s were t he first t o practice lithotomy, b u t this assumption h e derives from t he i nterdiction o f t h i s op eration in the Hippocratic Oath which he considers a very old document (cf. ibitl. p. 2 7 ) . Such an argumentation , of course, is not cogent , since it is precisely the date of the Oath which has not been established so far.
For lithotomy in late centuries, cf. Ps. Galen , Introductio (Galen, XIV, p. 787 K. ) . Hirschberg, op. , p . 3 2 , believes t hat t h e Alexandrian physician s were t he first t o practice lithotomy, b u t this assumption h e derives from t he i nterdiction o f t h i s op eration in the Hippocratic Oath which he considers a very old document (cf. ibitl. p. 2 7 ) . Such an argumentation , of course, is not cogent , since it is precisely the date of the Oath which has not been established so far.
53 Now a division of medicine into these branches is not unusual and in itself is not indicative of any particular medical or philosophical school. M 61 For the very complex Pythagoras problem , cf. e . g . , F. Ueberweg- K. Praechter, Die Phil-Osophie des A ltertums12, 1 926, pp. 6 1 ff . That the various forms of Pythago rea nism, especial ly the earliest doctrine a nd that of the fourth century B . C . , must be sharply dist í nguished admits of no doubt a fter the studies of E. Fra n k , Plato u.
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