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Doctors and Diseases in the Roman Empire

Ralph Jackson

ISBN 10: 080612167X / ISBN 13: 9780806121673
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK. 1988. Hardcover. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: Near Fine; bumping to top of DJ. Black boards and spine with bright gold lettering on spine. 207 pp. A rich variety of both written and archaeological sources are brought together in this book to give a fascinating picture of how medicine was practiced in the Roman Empire. The author traces the effects of disease and medicine on people at different levels of Roman society. A much needed survey of Roman medicine. A clean pristine copy in Brodart mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 002568

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Title: Doctors and Diseases in the Roman Empire

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Topics include the effects of disease and medicine on people at different levels of Roman society, the role of the physician in the Roman army, contraception, drugs, surgery, and magic. Jackson (curator, Department of Pre-historic and Romano-British antiquities, British Museum) adds evidence from excavations, sculptures, reliefs, vases, and wall-paintings to the testimony of ancient medical authors. Fascinating and chilling. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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