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By Patricia Ann Clark

ISBN-10: 1409435717

ISBN-13: 9781409435716

N 1930 the Cretan healer, Nikolaos Konstantinos Theodorakis of Meronas, re-copied a computing device containing clinical lore handed down via his relatives over generations. the current quantity deals an version of this pc including an English translation, the 1st of its style. It belongs to the style of iatrosophia, useful handbooks relationship in general to the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries which compiled therapeutic knowledge, besides snippets of agricultural, meteorological and veterinary suggestion, and admixtures of faith, astrology and magic. either interesting and of severe value, iatrosophia permit glimpses of classical and Byzantine clinical resources and illustrate the energy and resilience of Greek conventional scientific and botanical wisdom.

From years spent exploring neighborhood therapeutic customs in Crete's Amari quarter, Patricia Clark is ready to current Theodorakis' iatrosophion opposed to a wealthy historic, geographical and social heritage. Introductory essays and explanatory notes to the interpretation provide context to the iatrosophion and supply the really good info priceless for a superb knowing of the textual content. The plentiful materia medica of the laptop is taken care of in a considerable appendix. every one animal, mineral, plant or product is supplied with an summary of its quite a few names during the millennia. Such entries usually are not just a key to figuring out the Greek scientific legacy, but in addition a brilliant representation of its utilization from antiquity to the current day.

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