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Medicine and Life Sciences

Leonid Zhmud

in Pythagoras and the Early Pythagoreans

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199289318
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741371 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289318.003.0011
Medicine and Life Sciences

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This chapter begins with a discussion of Greek medicine. In the lifetime of Pythagoras the physicians of Croton enjoyed the greatest renown. The volume of evidence on medicine in Croton allows us to judge its nature and its role in the development of Greek medicine. The discussion then turns to physiology and anatomy, embryology, and botany.

Keywords: Greek medicine; physiology and anatomy; embryology; botany

Chapter.  17218 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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