By Celsus, W. G. Spencer
A. Cornelius Celsus used to be writer, most likely throughout the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14–37 CE), of a common encyclopaedia of agriculture, drugs, army arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of topics. Of all this nice paintings there survives in simple terms the eight books on drugs (De Medicina). publication I: after a great survey of Greek colleges (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of drugs come good dietetics or future health maintenance with a purpose to regularly be appropriate. e-book II: offers with diagnosis, analysis of signs (which he stresses strongly), and common therapeutics. e-book III: inner illnesses: fevers and common ailments. ebook IV: neighborhood physically illnesses. subsequent come pharmacological books, publication V: therapy by means of medicinal drugs of basic ailments; and publication VI: of neighborhood illnesses. e-book VII and booklet VIII take care of surgical procedure; those books include bills of many operations, together with amputation.
Celsus was once now not a certified general practitioner of medication or a health practitioner, yet a realistic layman whose On Medicine, written in a transparent and neat type, for lay readers, is partially as a result his scientific remedy of his loved ones (slaves incorporated) and in part a presentation of knowledge received from many Greek gurus. From no different resource do we research rather a lot of the situation of clinical technological know-how as much as his personal time.
The Loeb Classical Library version of Celsus is in 3 volumes.
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Rock salt (sal fossile) is specified as an ingre- salted water is dient in an eye salve, II. 214 constantly used, I. 212, 172, 270, and strong brine, salsuga muria dura, I. 416. Salt (sodium chloride) has no aperient action, II. 6, but was used in an enema, I. 172; the aperient compounds, sulphates of sodium and magnesium were not distinguished. Several compounds of sodium chloride were ; used by Celsus. Hydrated carbonate of (1) Nitrum, soda. sodium mixed with chlorides and calcium carbonate. This was especially obtained from pools north west of Cairo and received its name from the Arabic natrum, I.
436. erodent and caustic, II. 8, 10, to excite sneezing, II. 52. It was also used as an emetic for cases of struma, II. 140. Vervains aromatic shrubs, ; see further, vol. I. I. 212, 292, 434, 452, 458 p. 493. Appendix, Vettonica herba Betonica officinalis, betony. This herb was introduced at Rome by Antonius Musa, physician to Augustus. He found it used medicinally by the Vettones, a tribe of North west Spain. The dried leaves were used as snufF, the juice of the root as a purge. Celsus mentions it only once as a cure for snake bite, II.
492 ; see also Nepeta. piperita, peppermint. as a food, I. viridis, green mint a diuretic, 210, 414 in a draught for cough, I. 390, 404 as a stimulant snuff, I. 422 in a decoction for worms, I. 438. as a stimu(3) Mentha pulegium, pennyroyal lant, I, 210, 212, 422; externally as a pore opener, II. 6. (4) Mentastrum, used against snake bite, II. 120, 250. The calamint of Dioscorides, which is similarly used, is probably the same plant ; others think mentastrum wild mint. (2) 200, 204 ; ; ; ; ; ; = xlii LIST OF Minium MEDICAMENTA HgS, red sulphide of mercury, cinnabar.