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Beitrage Zur Altertumskunde #270: Visceral and Soft Tissue Surgery in the Hippocratic Corpus

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Synopsis:

Contrary to a widely held belief, Hippocratic surgery did not just cover orthopaedics, it also included therapy for serious injuries to soft tissue. This was generally forgotten, since Hippocrates central text on the matter was lost in the Early Middle Ages. The work presented here attempts to reconstruct the lost text from quotes and references in ancient authors, and so provides an insight into a forgotten chapter of the earliest medical literature in the West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783110217674
Publisher:
Walter de Gruyter
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Author:
Witt, Mathias
Series:
Beitrage Zur Altertumskunde
Series Volume:
270
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
German
Pages:
309

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Beitrage Zur Altertumskunde #270: Visceral and Soft Tissue Surgery in the Hippocratic Corpus
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"Synopsis" by , Contrary to a widely held belief, Hippocratic surgery did not just cover orthopaedics, it also included therapy for serious injuries to soft tissue. This was generally forgotten, since Hippocrates central text on the matter was lost in the Early Middle Ages. The work presented here attempts to reconstruct the lost text from quotes and references in ancient authors, and so provides an insight into a forgotten chapter of the earliest medical literature in the West.
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