Hippocrates in a world of pagans and Christians

Temkin, Owsei, 1902-2002

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  • Creator Owsei Temkin
  • Format Books
  • Publication Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1991] ©1991
  • Physical Details
    • xiv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0801840902, 9780801840906, 0801851297, 9780801851292
  • OCLC ocm22305878

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-299) and index.

Contents

  • Background -- Medicine of the body and the medicine of the soul -- Hippocratic practitioner -- Hippocrates in the pagan world -- Great, humane and wise author -- Galen's ideal philosopher -- Legend -- Vita -- Pseudepigrapha -- Patriot -- Meeting with Democritus -- Divine man, but neither a god nor a magician -- Religious healing and secular healing -- Cult of Asclepius -- Almighty god -- Jesus -- Early christianity and hippocratic medicine -- To the turn of the third century -- New testament -- Early hellenization of christianity
  • Gods, demons and drugs -- Adoption of hippocratic medicine -- Infiltration of hippocratic medicine -- Soul and body -- Medicine and christian ministry -- Asceticism and spiritual medicine -- Asceticism -- Monastic movement -- Ascetics and their diseases -- Monks, saints and holy men as healers -- Hippocratic medicine and spiritual medicine -- Hippocratism encounters christianity -- Was there a hippocratic religion -- Cult of Asclepius -- Nature -- Naturalism -- Supernatural disease and possession -- Soul -- Doctor and his art
  • Hippocratic medicine and triumphant christianity -- Public aspects of hippocratic medicine -- Polarization of christians and pagans -- Polarization of rich and poor -- Surgery and doctors of lower rank -- Hippocratic medicine in the twilight of antiquity -- Three representatives -- Neutral medicine -- Hippocrates in the christian world
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