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By Ludwig Edelstein

A vintage research of drugs in antiquity, historical drugs brings jointly a lot of Ludwig Edelstein's most vital paintings on a subject matter that occupied him all through a uncommon profession. incorporated is his well known translation of and remark at the Hippocratic Oath, in addition to his different writings at the oath which show how unusual it really is of Greek scientific concept. The e-book additionally explores the impression of empiricism and skepticism on Greek and Roman drugs, the perform of anatomy and dietetics in antiquity, and the relation of historic medication to historical philosophy.

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Above, n. 14, finis. 9 1 Cf. Littré, op. cit. , p. 6 1 7 . It is of course impossible to say with J ones, op. cit. , p. 48, or K . Sprengel, A pologie des Hippokrates, I, p. 77 (cf. Littré, op. , I , p. 342) , that the words in question are a later addition. lf this statement were missing, sur­ gery would not be referred to at ali in th e Oath. 92 Cf . , Littré, op. , IV, p. 61 7 . A separation of surgery from internai medi­ cine can be traced at best to Galen 's time (cf. Galen , X, pp. 454-55 K .

Patr by E. Howald, Hermes, L I V, 1 9 1 9 , pp. , and the d iscussion of some of the fragments by A. E. Taylor, A Commentary on Plato's Timaeus, 1928, pp. 629 ff. 11 Cf. 5 8 D 8, p. 4 74, 40-p. 4 7 5, 8 [ Diels-Kranz] (from Aristoxenus) . 11 lbid. , p. 4 7 5 , 14-1 7 : µríXtara. voíjaa.. pà. t. 66 This is the Pythagorean doctrine concerning the regimen of the healthy. It is clear, 1 think, that in such a theory bodily and psychic factors are blended in a peculiar way. At the sarne time there is a moral element involved : unhealthy desire is uncontrolled desire ; a decision is to be made between those appetites which ought to be satisfied and those which ought to be d isregarded .

Cit. , IV, pp. 6 1 8 ff. 12 Cf. Hirschberg, op. cit. , p. 30: "Eine solche Operation ging der Gilde gegen den Strich . " As he says, Wilamowitz and Diels accepted his view. So does Deich­ grãber, op. cit. , p. 3 7 , who writes : "Auch hier erhebt sich der Eid über die Sphãre der gewõhnlichen Handelsweise zu einer hõheren Auffassung u nd wieder wird dem praktischen Arzte eine Erwerbsquelle verschlossen. " 113 Cf. above, p. 26. u l ncidentally, it is not attested that in the opinion of the ancients lithotomy could i njure the procreative faculty , cf.

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