The Invention of Medicine

From Homer to Hippocrates

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ISBN/EAN: 9780141983967
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: XXVIII, 404 S.
Format (T/L/B): 2.5 x 19.5 x 12.7 cm
Einband: Paperback


Medicine is one of the great fields of achievement of the Ancient Greeks. Hippocrates is celebrated worldwide as the father of medicine and the Hippocratic Oath is admired throughout the medical profession as a founding statement of ethics and ideals. Robin Lane Fox's remarkable book puts their invention of medicine in a wider context, from the epic poems of Homer to the first doctors known to have been active in the Greek world. Longlisted for the Runciman Award 2021.

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