By Celsus, W. G. Spencer
A. Cornelius Celsus was once writer, most likely in the course of the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14–37 CE), of a common encyclopaedia of agriculture, medication, army arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of matters. Of all this nice paintings there survives in basic terms the eight books on drugs (De Medicina). e-book I: after a superb survey of Greek colleges (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of medication come good dietetics or overall healthiness protection in an effort to constantly be acceptable. booklet II: offers with analysis, prognosis of signs (which he stresses strongly), and common therapeutics. publication III: inner diseases: fevers and normal illnesses. publication IV: neighborhood physically illnesses. subsequent come pharmacological books, ebook V: therapy by means of medications of normal illnesses; and e-book VI: of neighborhood ailments. ebook VII and e-book VIII care for surgical procedure; those books include debts of many operations, together with amputation. Celsus was once now not a certified health care professional of medication or a doctor, yet a pragmatic layman whose On drugs, written in a transparent and neat variety, for lay readers, is in part as a result his scientific remedy of his loved ones (slaves integrated) and partially a presentation of data received from many Greek gurus. From no different resource do we study loads of the situation of scientific technology as much as his personal time. The Loeb Classical Library variation 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