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Author Totelin, Laurence M. V.

Title Hippocratic recipes : oral and written transmission of pharmacological knowledge in fifth- and fourth-century Greece / by Laurence M.V. Totelin
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 366 pages) : maps
Series Studies in ancient medicine, 0925-1421 ; v. 34
Studies in ancient medicine ; v. 34.
Contents Oral transmission of medical knowledge and written recipes -- The history of the written catalogues of recipes -- Hippocratic recipes between home remedies and haute medecine -- Imports, geographical determinism, and influences : the use of exotic and luxury ingredients in the Hippocratic catalogues of recipes -- Fertility and sex : the symbolism attached to some of the ingredients of the Hippocratic gynaecological recipes -- Reading, studying, and using the Hippocratic catalogues of recipes -- The afterlife of Hippocratic recipes
Summary Presents a study of the pharmacological recipes included in the ""Hippocratic Corpus"". This work examines the recipes, found mostly in the gynaecological and nosological treatises, from a philological and a sociocultural point of view. It offers fresh insights into the production and use of pharmacological knowledge in the classical world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-326) and indexes
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Subject Hippocrates -- Knowledge -- Pharmacology
Pharmacology -- Greece -- History -- To 1500
Drug development -- Greece -- History -- To 1500
Pharmaceutical Preparations -- history
Drug Compounding -- history
Drug Prescriptions -- history
Greek World
History, Ancient
Pharmacology -- history
MEDICAL -- Drug Guides.
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
MEDICAL -- Pharmacy.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Pharmacology.
Drug development
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789047424864