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By Vivian Nutton

The first variation of Ancient Medicine used to be the main whole exam of the drugs of the traditional international for 100 years. the hot variation contains the main discoveries made because the first version, specially from very important texts found in contemporary unearths of papyri and manuscripts, making it the main complete and updated survey available.

Vivian Nutton will pay specific awareness to the lifestyles and paintings of medical professionals in groups, hyperlinks among drugs and magic, and examines the various methods to medication around the historic international. the recent version comprises extra on Rufus and Galen in addition to augmented details on Babylonia, Hellenistic drugs and overdue Antiquity.

With lately stumbled on texts made obtainable for the 1st time, and supplying new proof, this vast exploration demanding situations at present held views, and proves a useful source for college kids of either classics and the background of medicine.

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