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The Prince Of Medicine

Author : Susan P. Mattern
ISBN : 9780199767670
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The remarkable career of Galen of Pergamum (A.D. 129 - 216) began as a provincial medic tending to wounded gladiators in Asia Minor. It ended at the very heart of Roman power as one of a small circle of court physicians to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Susan Mattern's The Prince of Medicine offers the first authoritative biography of this brilliant, audacious, and profoundly influential figure. Like many Greek intellectuals living in the high Roman Empire, Galen was a prodigious polymath, writing on subjects as varied as ethics and eczema, grammar and gout. Indeed, he was highly regarded in his lifetime as much for his philosophical works as for his medical treatises, and his writings, published in twenty-two volumes, comprise fully one-eighth of all surviving classical Greek literature. From the later Roman Empire through the Renaissance, medical education would be based primarily on his works. Even up to the twentieth century, he would remain the single most influential figure in western medicine. Mattern presents a Galen possessed of breathtaking arrogance, fierce competitiveness (he once disemboweled a live monkey and challenged the physicians in attendance to correctly replace its organs), shameless self-promotion, and lacerating wit. Not just caustic and polemical, mocking his enemies and hurling abuse at them, Galen was also a brilliant critical thinker and rhetorical strategist. He is also credited with being the first physician with a good bedside manner. Relentless in pursuit of anything that would cure the patient, he insisted on rigorous observation and experiment. Even confronting one of human history's most horrific events - a devastating outbreak of smallpox - he persevered, bearing patient witness to its predations, year after year. Including intriguing character studies of Marcus Aurelius, Commodus (of Gladiator infamy), Galen's family and close friends, several of his patients, not a few of his rivals, and the city of Rome at itsapex of power and decadence, The Prince of Medicine offers a deeply human and long-overdue portrait of one of ancient history's most significant and engaging figures.

Die R Mische Gesellschaft Bei Galen

Author : Heinrich Schlange-Schöningen
ISBN : 3110178508
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Galen is today primarily known as one of the fathers of modern medicine yet, as this study shows, his writings are also important for the information they contain about Roman society during the 2nd century AD. Schlange-Schöningen's thesis presents a biography of Galen, discussing his family, his training in Alexandria, his career as a gladiatorial doctor in Pergamon and his life in Rome. Sections also examine Galen's relations with a succession of emperors and his attitudes towards Judaism, Christianity and slavery. This specialist study is heavily annotated, particularly with lengthy extracts from Galen's works in the original Greek.

A Short History Of Disease

Author : Sean Martin
ISBN : 9781843444206
Genre : History
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Throughout history, disease has plagued human civilisations, claiming more lives than natural disasters and warfare combined. Now, in 2015, the world's response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has caused widespread devastation since it was first reported in March 2014, is at the forefront of health discussions. A Short History of Disease chronicles the historical and geographical evolution of infectious and non-infectious diseases, offering an accessible guide to the ailments and the medical methods used to combat them. Analysing case studies including the Black Death, Spanish Flu, syphilis, cancer, malaria and Ebola, Martin maps the development of trends and the latest research on disease into a concise and enlightening timeline.

A Companion To Science Technology And Medicine In Ancient Greece And Rome 2 Volume Set

Author : Georgia L. Irby
ISBN : 9781118372975
Genre : History
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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes 2 Volumes

Der Medicus

Author : Noah Gordon
ISBN : 9783641119201
Genre : Fiction
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Der Waisenjunge Rob findet bei einem Bader Schutz und wird sein gelehriger Schüler. Nach dem Tod seines Meisters bricht er nach Persien auf, denn dort, im fernen Isfahan, lehrt Avicenna, der berühmteste aller Ärzte. Rob trotzt mutig den Gefahren seiner weiten Reise, Hunger, Pest und den Überfällen religiöser Fanatiker. Unbeirrt folgt er seiner Berufung als Arzt und Heiler.

Asklepiosmedizin

Author : Florian Steger
ISBN : 3515084150
Genre : History
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Der Heilkult des Asklepios ragt als fuehrender Vertreter paganer Heilkulte durch seine weite Verbreitung heraus; gemeinsam mit dem Kaiser steht Asklepios als Heiler dem Heiler Christus gegenueber. Zugleich kann der Heilgott Asklepios, der bei den Romern Aesculapius genannt wird, eine eigene Asklepiosmedizin fuer sich in Anspruch nehmen. Diese stellt in der romischen Kaiserzeit einen eigenstandigen und bedeutenden Anteil gesundheitlicher Versorgung bereit. Mit einem Blick von unten auf das Kurgeschehen wird in der Untersuchung analysiert, wie in den Heiligtuemern des Asklepios eine Medizin praktiziert wird, die sich durch eine produktive Verflechtung von Kult und Medizin auszeichnet. Der kaiserzeitliche Gesundheits- und Heilermarkt basiert auf der Koexistenz medizinischer Kulturen und wird durch die eigene Form der Asklepiosmedizin bereichert, wie diese in ihrer Verflechtung von medizinischen Therapieanteilen und heilkultlich-rituellen Elementen herausgearbeitet wird. "The level of scholarship is high, the arguments clear and well set out, the annotations plentiful. In short, this is a very solid survey which provides a sound orientation and a a sure base for further study." sehepunkte aDie Quellenanalyse ist jeweils kundig in den neueren Forschungsstand eingebettet; das beigegebene Verzeichnis der Quellen und der Literatur erweist Tiefe und Breite der Studie. [a] Das Buch ist anspruchsvoll; die gelehrten Fuanotena enthalten gelehrte Exkurse, die jedoch nicht Zettelkastenwissen ausbreiten, sondern den Haupttext wohlueberlegt flankieren. Der Stil des Werkes ist durchweg angenehm. Gestaltung und Druck sind geschmackvoll und sorgfaltig eingerichtet. Insgesamt hat Steger ein Standardwerk zur kaiserzeitlichen Medizin vorgelegt, dem weite Verbreitung und Rezeption gewiss sind.o Gesnerus .

British And Foreign Medico Chirurgical Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015024482278
Genre : Medicine
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Soldaten

Author : Sönke Neitzel
ISBN : 9783104007922
Genre : History
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Dieses Buch legt auf einer einzigartigen Quellengrundlage erstmals eine überzeugende Mentalitätsgeschichte des Krieges vor. Auf der Grundlage von 150.000 Seiten Abhörprotokolle deutscher Soldaten in britischer und amerikanischer Gefangenschaft wird das Wissen um die Mentalität der Soldaten auf eine völlig neue Basis gestellt. In eigens eingerichteten Lagern wurden Kriegsgefangene aller Waffengattungen und Ränge heimlich abgehört. Sie sprachen über militärische Geheimnisse, über ihre Sicht auf die Gegner, auf die Führung und auch auf die Judenvernichtung. Das Buch liefert eine Rekonstruktion der Kriegswahrnehmung von Soldaten in historischer Echtzeit - eine ungeheuer materialreiche Innenansicht des Zweiten Weltkriegs durch jene Soldaten, die große Teile Europas verwüsteten.

Galen And The Rhetoric Of Healing

Author : Susan P. Mattern
ISBN : 9780801888359
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Galen is the most important physician of the Roman imperial era. Many of his theories and practices were the basis for medical knowledge for centuries after his death and some practices—like checking a patient’s pulse—are still used today. He also left a vast corpus of writings which makes up a full one-eighth of all surviving ancient Greek literature. Through her readings of hundreds of Galen’s case histories, Susan P. Mattern presents the first systematic investigation of Galen’s clinical practice. Galen’s patient narratives illuminate fascinating interplay among the craft of healing, social class, professional competition, ethnicity, and gender. Mattern describes the public, competitive, and masculine nature of medicine among the urban elite and analyzes the relationship between clinical practice and power in the Roman household. She also finds that although Galen is usually perceived as self-absorbed and self-promoting, his writings reveal him as sensitive to the patient’s history, symptoms, perceptions, and even words. Examining his professional interactions in the context of the world in which he lived and practiced, Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing provides a fresh perspective on a foundational figure in medicine and valuable insight into how doctors thought about their patients and their practice in the ancient world.

A History Of Ideas About The Prolongation Of Life

Author : Gerald J. Gruman, MD, PhD
ISBN : 0826118747
Genre : Medical
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Dr. Grumanís book examines the quest for longevity and immortality up to the year 1800. He presents multicultural perspectives and attitudes as depicted in Islamic and Chinese societies as well as in Western Civilization. This scholarly work contributes to our understanding of the origins of medicine, personal hygiene and public health as well as the underlying psychological and social determinants of longevity and humanityís longing for its attainment.

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