Chapter 25. Roman Medicine

  1. David S. Potter
  1. Ann Hanson

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996942.ch26

A Companion to the Roman Empire

A Companion to the Roman Empire

How to Cite

Hanson, A. (2006) Roman Medicine, in A Companion to the Roman Empire (ed D. S. Potter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996942.ch26

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631226444

Online ISBN: 9780470996942

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Keywords:

  • antecedents;
  • medicine;
  • practitioner;
  • medical literature;
  • pharmaceuticals

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Roman Medicine and its Antecedents in the Greek World

  • Sources for Roman Medicine: Authors, Texts, and Artifacts

  • The Parts of Medicine: Dietetics, Drugs, and Surgeries

  • Gynecology and Pediatrics

  • The Medical Sects at Rome

  • Overall Roman Health and Life Expectancy

  • Attitudes Towards Medicine and Physicians in the Roman World