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By Ludwig Edelstein

A vintage learn of drugs in antiquity, historic drugs brings jointly a lot of Ludwig Edelstein's most vital paintings on an issue that occupied him all through a special occupation. integrated is his well known translation of and statement at the Hippocratic Oath, in addition to his different writings at the oath which show how extraordinary it really is of Greek scientific inspiration. The ebook additionally explores the effect of empiricism and skepticism on Greek and Roman medication, the perform of anatomy and dietetics in antiquity, and the relation of historical medication to historic philosophy.

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It is of course impossible to say with J ones, op. cit. , p. 48, or K . Sprengel, A pologie des Hippokrates, I, p. 77 (cf. Littré, op. , I , p. 342) , that the words in question are a later addition. lf this statement were missing, sur­ gery would not be referred to at ali in th e Oath. 92 Cf . , Littré, op. , IV, p. 61 7 . A separation of surgery from internai medi­ cine can be traced at best to Galen 's time (cf. Galen , X, pp. 454-55 K . ; Jon es, op. cit. , p. 48) , that is, in th e sense that physicians refused to practice surgery because they h eld it beneath th eir dignity.

Cf. l a mblichus, De Vita Pythagorica, 30 ; 1 62 ; 222. 58 Cf. Kõrner, op. cit. , p. 1 1 : " Der Arzt soll es (se. the treatment) a uch durch­ setzen gegenüber Gleichgültigkeit oder Widerspenstigkeit der Umgebung des Kra n· ken. " Daremberg, op. cit . , p. 8, n. Tm11 (cf. above, n. 56) , but here it is certa inly the p hysician himself who is supposed not to do any harm , and yet, as Daremberg has shown (cf. above, n . 55 ) , this is not what is meant in the Oath. The other interpreters are silent about the im p lications of the words in question.

Memmius and J. Fabricius in t heir commentaries 26 THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH view. 78 lndeed if the words in ques tion do not have the meaning usually presumed , what else could they signi fy ? Littré with great hesitation and caution in timated that the stum­ bling block could perhaps be removed by the assumption that the Oath does not refer to lithotomy at ali , but to castration . Some modem scholars have accepted this suggestion . "80 Although from a linguistic point of view it is not impossible to understand the text as referring to castration , such a rendering is not consistent with the subject matter.

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