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March 13, 1937

Greek Medicine

JAMA. 1937;108(11):915. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780110063034

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This interesting analysis of the medicine of ancient Greece is, of course, based on such evidence as is available in the writings of Hippocrates and Galen and others of the period, and on such works as those of Neuburger and Garrison on the history of medicine. The biographic sketch of Galen is of exceeding interest. The author has been especially attracted to the philosophy underlying the medical practices of the ancients. The book contains numerous well chosen quotations from earlier writings and a few interesting illustrations.

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