By Celsus, W. G. Spencer

ISBN-10: 0674993357

ISBN-13: 9780674993358

A. Cornelius Celsus used to be writer, most likely throughout the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14–37 CE), of a normal encyclopaedia of agriculture, medication, army arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of matters. Of all this nice paintings there survives merely the eight books on medication (De Medicina). publication I: after an outstanding survey of Greek faculties (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of medication come good dietetics or future health protection so as to continuously be acceptable. booklet II: offers with diagnosis, prognosis of signs (which he stresses strongly), and common therapeutics. ebook III: inner illnesses: fevers and normal illnesses. booklet IV: neighborhood physically illnesses. subsequent come pharmacological books, e-book V: therapy by means of medications of normal ailments; and publication VI: of neighborhood ailments. e-book VII and publication VIII take care of surgical procedure; those books include debts of many operations, together with amputation. Celsus was once now not a qualified general practitioner of drugs or a healthcare professional, yet a realistic layman whose On medication, written in a transparent and neat sort, for lay readers, is in part end result of the his clinical therapy of his family (slaves incorporated) and partially a presentation of knowledge won from many Greek specialists. From no different resource will we examine lots of the situation of clinical technological know-how as much as his personal time. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Celsus is in 3 volumes.

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They were much used by Celsus as diuretics, I. 316, and ; ; in local applications, II. 6-12, 30, 48, 50, 208. 250, 280. Terebinthus The ; Pistacia terebinthus, turpentine tree. was constantly used, with pitch resin, as an erodent, II. 6, and internally to relieve dyspnoea, I. 386. Thapsia ; Thapsia garganica, scorching fennel. The very powerful juice of this was used as a counter irritant, especially for contusions of the face, II. H. XIII. 22. (43), also mentions this use), and for baldness, II.

56. Diaceratos, Diacodion, Diadaphnidon, Diacrocu, Dialibanu see Cornu cervinum, Papaver, Daphne, Crocus and Libanotos. Diachylon; Emplastrum plumbi, lead plaster, see ; Plumbum. Diaphoretics ; see Sudorem evocare. Dictamnus Creticus ; Origanum dictamnum, Cretan dittany (called after Mount Dicte, in Crete, grew in abundance) was a famous remedy for,wounds, cf. Virgil Aeneid, XII. 411. The volatile oil from this is prescribed for expelling a dead foetus, II. 64. Diphryges see Aes (7). where it ; Discutientia {Medicamenta quae discutiunt) dispersives of diseased material, I.

256 a decoction of the leaves was used, I. 436. ; I. 208. ; this (2) Sycamorus Aegyptiaca, Egyptian fig was called Sycamorus or Sycaminus, the former name being derived from the likeness of its leaves to those of the white mulberry, see 1. 296 ; Ivi OF MEDICAMENTA LIST Lacrima sycamini (the gum) was used in II. 20. an application for headache, I. 296, and for pain in the side, II. 20; the figs grow on the stem (not like ficus carica on the twigs). See S*. Luke, xvii. 6. Tamarix T. tetrandra, tamarisk.

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