It is a well argued book and will be invaluable to students both of philosophy and of the history of science greece rome an impressive treatment of the very complex relationship between greek philosophy and medicine over a formidable time range electronic antiquity. The ancient greek medical thinkers were profoundly influenced by ionian natural philosophy this philosophy caused them to adopt a radically new attitude towards disease and healing greek rational medicine philosophy and medicine from alcmaeon to the alexandrians 1st edition by james longrigg routledge 306 pages. Greek rational medicine philosophy and medicine from alcmaeon to the alexandrians 9780415025942 medicine health science books amazoncom this bar code number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right version or edition of a book the 13 digit and 10 digit formats both work scan an isbn with your phone. Ancient greek medicine was a compilation of theories and practices that were constantly expanding through new ideologies and trials many components were considered in ancient greek medicine intertwining the spiritual with the physical specifically the ancient greeks believed health was affected by the humors geographic location social class diet trauma beliefs and mindset. The ancient greek medical thinkers were profoundly influenced by ionian natural philosophy this philosophy caused them to adopt a radically new attitude towards disease and healing james longrigg shows how their rational attitudes ultimately resulted in levels of sophistication largely unsurpassed until the renaissance he examines the important relationship between philosophy and medicine
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