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By Patricia Ann Clark

ISBN-10: 0754661016

ISBN-13: 9780754661016

In 1930 the Cretan healer Nikolaos Konstantinos Theodorakis of Meronas re-copied a computer containing clinical lore handed down via his relatives over generations. the current quantity deals an variation of this computer including an English translation, the 1st of its type. It belongs to the style of iatrosophia, useful handbooks relationship in most cases to the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries which compiled therapeutic knowledge, in addition to snippets of agricultural, meteorological and veterinary suggestion, and admixtures of faith, astrology and magic. either attention-grabbing and of serious value, iatrosophia enable glimpses of classical and Byzantine clinical assets and illustrate the energy and resilience of Greek conventional clinical and botanical wisdom. From years spent exploring neighborhood therapeutic customs in Crete's Amari area, Patricia Clark is ready to current Theodorakis' iatrosophion opposed to a wealthy old, geographical and social history. Introductory essays and explanatory notes to the interpretation provide context to the iatrosophion and supply the really good info valuable for an excellent knowing of the textual content. The considerable materia medica of the workstation is handled in a considerable appendix. every one animal, mineral, plant or product is supplied with an outline of its a variety of names throughout the millennia. Such entries usually are not just a key to knowing the Greek clinical legacy, but additionally a bright representation of its utilization from antiquity to the current day.

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