By Celsus, W. G. Spencer
A. Cornelius Celsus was once writer, most likely through the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14–37 CE), of a normal encyclopaedia of agriculture, medication, army arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of topics. Of all this nice paintings there survives basically the eight books on drugs (De Medicina). e-book I: after a good survey of Greek faculties (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of drugs come brilliant dietetics or health and wellbeing maintenance in an effort to consistently be acceptable. ebook II: bargains with diagnosis, prognosis of indicators (which he stresses strongly), and basic therapeutics. booklet III: inner diseases: fevers and common illnesses. ebook IV: neighborhood physically illnesses. subsequent come pharmacological books, e-book V: remedy by means of medicinal drugs of normal illnesses; and booklet VI: of neighborhood illnesses. ebook VII and publication VIII care for surgical procedure; those books include bills of many operations, together with amputation. Celsus used to be no longer a qualified health care provider of medication or a general practitioner, yet a realistic layman whose On drugs, written in a transparent and neat sort, for lay readers, is partially due to the his scientific remedy of his family (slaves integrated) and partially a presentation of data won from many Greek specialists. From no different resource will we examine loads of the situation of scientific technology as much as his personal time. The Loeb Classical Library version of Celsus is in 3 volumes.
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Celsus: On Medicine, Volume III, Books 7-8 (Loeb Classical Library No. 336) by Celsus, W. G. Spencer