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By Vivian Nutton

The first variation of Ancient Medicine was once the main entire exam of the drugs of the traditional international for 100 years. the recent version contains the most important discoveries made because the first version, particularly from very important texts found in fresh reveals of papyri and manuscripts, making it the main finished and up to date survey available.

Vivian Nutton can pay specific cognizance to the existence and paintings of medical professionals in groups, hyperlinks among medication and magic, and examines different ways to drugs around the old international. the hot variation comprises extra on Rufus and Galen in addition to augmented info on Babylonia, Hellenistic medication and overdue Antiquity.

With lately came across texts made obtainable for the 1st time, and offering new facts, this wide exploration demanding situations at the moment held views, and proves a useful source for college students of either classics and the historical past of medicine.

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