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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
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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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-326) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Hippocrates -- Knowledge -- Pharmacology
Drug development -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Pharmacology -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Drug Compounding -- history.
Drug Prescriptions -- history.
Greek World.
History, Ancient.
Pharmaceutical Preparations -- history.
Pharmacology -- history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008035399
ISBN 9047424867 (electronic bk.)
9789047424864 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)