By Celsus, W. G. Spencer

A. Cornelius Celsus was once writer, most likely through the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14–37 CE), of a common encyclopaedia of agriculture, drugs, army arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of matters. Of all this nice paintings there survives purely the eight books on drugs (De Medicina). ebook I: after a very good survey of Greek faculties (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of medication come brilliant dietetics or wellbeing and fitness upkeep with a view to continuously be acceptable. publication II: offers with diagnosis, prognosis of indicators (which he stresses strongly), and normal therapeutics. ebook III: inner illnesses: fevers and basic ailments. ebook IV: neighborhood physically illnesses. subsequent come pharmacological books, publication V: remedy by means of medicines of common ailments; and booklet VI: of neighborhood illnesses. booklet VII and e-book VIII care for surgical procedure; those books comprise money owed of many operations, together with amputation. Celsus was once now not a certified health care professional of drugs or a healthcare professional, yet a realistic layman whose On medication, written in a transparent and neat type, for lay readers, is partially due to the his scientific remedy of his family (slaves integrated) and partially a presentation of data received from many Greek experts. From no different resource do we examine loads of the of clinical technological know-how as much as his personal time. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Celsus is in 3 volumes.

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316 it II. 54. luncus quadratus Cyperus longus, schoenon. luncus rotundus Cyperus rotundus, sweet flag, rush, sedge, galingale. The rhizomes, flowers and seeds of these marsh plants have a scent resembling bay and orris. The seeds of both varieties were used as a diuretic, I. 316, and the flowers of C. rotundus in antidotes, II. 54, 56. Externally the rhizomes of luncus quadratus were used as a pore opener and discutient, II. 6, 10, and in a preparation to cure uterine ulceration, I. 448. ; ; Lactuca marina; Euphorbia paralias, sea-spurge, wolf's milk (also referred to by its Greek name Tithymalus).

Joiners' glue is referred to, III. 518. Glutinantia {Medicamenta quae glutinant) nants (of wounds), II. 4, 44, 82. Habrotonum Halicacabus ; see ; see Hammoniacum Hedera ; ; ; aggluti- Abrotonum. Solanum. see Ammoniacum. Hedera Helix, ivy. Decoctions of the leaves and berries yield helicin and tannin and were used externally as repressants and refrigerants, I. 212, for the relief of lethargy, I. 310, and erysipelas, II. 138; berries were used in dental treatment, U. 250, and to promote the healing of wounds, III.

8, 10, 12, 50, 166, 184, 228, 232, 240. Ocimum Ocimum basilicum, basil. Among foods, I. , 330, 492 ; I. 208, 210, 212. Oenanthe Oesypum Olibanum xliv ; see Vitis alba. see ; ; Lana. see Libanotos. ; as a diuretic, " : LIST OF MEDICAMENTA Omphacium. Juice of unripe olives and grapes. Cleans ulcers and wounds, II. 6 ; erodent 8, epispastic, 12, for tonsilitis, 252, 262, 272. Opopanax Origanum; ; see Panaces, all-heal. There were several varieties of this shrub O. Dictamnus see Dictamnus. O. majorana, Amaracus, sweet marjoram, used as a discutient, II.

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