By Celsus, W. G. Spencer
A. Cornelius Celsus used to be writer, most likely through the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14–37 CE), of a basic encyclopaedia of agriculture, drugs, army arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of matters. Of all this nice paintings there survives merely the eight books on drugs (De Medicina). ebook I: after a superb survey of Greek colleges (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of drugs come brilliant dietetics or healthiness upkeep with a purpose to continuously be appropriate. e-book II: offers with diagnosis, prognosis of indicators (which he stresses strongly), and basic therapeutics. publication III: inner illnesses: fevers and basic ailments. ebook IV: neighborhood physically illnesses. subsequent come pharmacological books, e-book V: remedy via medicines of common illnesses; and ebook VI: of neighborhood ailments. booklet VII and ebook VIII take care of surgical procedure; those books comprise money owed of many operations, together with amputation.
Celsus was once now not a qualified health care professional of medication or a health care provider, yet a realistic layman whose On Medicine, written in a transparent and neat variety, for lay readers, is partially as a result of his clinical therapy of his family (slaves incorporated) and partially a presentation of data received from many Greek specialists. From no different resource do we study loads of the situation of scientific technological know-how as much as his personal time.
The Loeb Classical Library version of Celsus is in 3 volumes.
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Extra info for Celsus: On Medicine, Vol. 3 (De Medicina, Vol. 3), Books 7-8 (Loeb Classical Library, No. 336) (Volume III)
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