The “medical school” of Alexandria and its influence upon medicine in Graeco-Roman Egypt

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Marganne MH.

Abstract

The paper provides new information on the most famous centre of rational medicine in the Graeco-Roman world and its influence in Egypt. It uses at its point of departure a remarkable but insufficiently known documentation: Greek literary papyri (from IV/III B.C. to A.D. VI/VII), which often are unique witnesses to lost medical works, bearing testimony to original theories, practices and vocabulary.

(Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14509988)

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