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.


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.



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