Anglo-Saxon Medicine. First Editon in dustjacket

By: CAMERON, M. L. Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 7

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CAMERON, M. L. Anglo-Saxon Medicine. (Cambridge) : Cambridge University Press, (1993). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xii,1-211,(1). Index. 8vo (158 x 234 mm), blue cloth, with gilt decoration to front & gilt lettering to spine.

Number 7 in the Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England series.

Malcolm Laurence Cameron (b. October 23, 1918, Orangedale, Inverness County, Nova Scotia - d. August 10, 2011, Halifax) was retired from being a Professor of Biology at Dalhousie Unversity at the time of publication. He and his wife Anne were regular and wonderful custumers of the local bookshops.

"'This is the first book to make a comprehensive study of Old English medical texts. Professor Cameron compares Anglo-Saxon medical practice with that of the Greeks and Romans from whom the Anglo-Saxons borrowed freely. He analyses the position of physicians in society, the conditions under which their patients lived and the effectiveness of their remedies. He examines the ingredients of Anglo-Saxon prescriptions, their therapeutic efficacy and availability. The role of magic in medicine is dealt with in depth, but found to have played less part in medical practice than has sometimes been thought. Special attention is given to surgery, bloodletting, gynaecology and obstetrics. Professor Cameron concludes that Anglo-Saxon medicine, on the evidence of surviving texts, was as good as any previously practised in Western Europe.

The author has written with the needs of medical historians and non-specialist readers as well as Anglo-Saxonists in mind. The numerous quotations from the surviving texts are given in English as well as in the original languages."

1. Introduction.
2. Conditions for health and disease.
3. Physician and patient.
4. The earliest notices of Anglo-Saxon medical practice.
5. Medical texts of the Anglo-Saxons.
6. Compilations in Old English.
7. Compilations in Latin.
8. Latin works translated into Old English: Herbarium and Peri Didaxeon.

9. Sources for Old English texts.
10. Making a Leechbook.
11. Materia medica.
12. Rational medicine.
13. Magical medicine.
14. The humours and bloodletting.
15. Surgery.
16. Gynaecology and obstetrics.
17. Conclusions.

With 4 appendices.
With bibliography and index.

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Title: Anglo-Saxon Medicine. First Editon in dustjacket

Author Name: CAMERON, M. L. Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 7

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1993, ISBN:0521405211: 1993

ISBN Number: 0521405211

ISBN Number 13: 9780521405218

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