A History of Medicine: Volume 2: Early Greek, Hindu, and Persian Medicine

Paperback | April 1, 1994

byHenry E. Sigerist

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Volume II details the development of medicine among the early Indo-European peoples--Greeks, Indians, and Persians. The Indo-Europeans were the first to use empirical knowledge to develop philosophical systems of medicine which looked beyond the sick man for universal laws. This volumeexamines the Greek rational systems which are the foundations of modern science, and the similar Near Eastern approaches, which had an additional mystic component better suited for handling mental and spiritual problems.

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Volume II details the development of medicine among the early Indo-European peoples--Greeks, Indians, and Persians. The Indo-Europeans were the first to use empirical knowledge to develop philosophical systems of medicine which looked beyond the sick man for universal laws. This volumeexamines the Greek rational systems which are the f...

Henry E. Sigerist is at Johns Hopkins University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.99 × 5.39 × 0.79 inPublished:April 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

I. ARCHAIC MEDICINE IN GREECE1. The Setting2. Homeric Medicine3. Religious Medicine: Asclepius and His Cult4. Pre-Socratic Philosophers and Early Medical SchoolsII. HINDU MEDICINE1. The Setting2. Early Indus Civilization3. Vedic Medicine4. Indian Philosophies and Early Medical SchoolsIII. MEDICINE IN ANCIENT PERSIA1. Ancient PersiaIV. THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREEK MEDICINE1. Life in the Greek City-States2. Hippocrates and the Collection of Hippocratic Writings3. Patient and Physician4. Medical Theories