By Celsus, W. G. Spencer

A. Cornelius Celsus used to be writer, most likely in the course of the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14–37 CE), of a basic encyclopaedia of agriculture, medication, army arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of matters. Of all this nice paintings there survives in basic terms the eight books on drugs (De Medicina). booklet I: after an outstanding survey of Greek faculties (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of medication come brilliant dietetics or wellbeing and fitness protection in an effort to regularly be appropriate. ebook II: offers with analysis, analysis of signs (which he stresses strongly), and common therapeutics. publication III: inner diseases: fevers and basic ailments. publication IV: neighborhood physically ailments. subsequent come pharmacological books, booklet V: therapy through medicines of common ailments; and publication VI: of neighborhood illnesses. e-book VII and e-book VIII care for surgical procedure; those books comprise bills of many operations, together with amputation. Celsus used to be now not a certified physician of drugs or a health care provider, yet a pragmatic layman whose On drugs, written in a transparent and neat kind, for lay readers, is partially end result of the his clinical remedy of his loved ones (slaves integrated) and in part a presentation of knowledge received from many Greek professionals. From no different resource do we study loads of the of scientific technological know-how as much as his personal time. The Loeb Classical Library version of Celsus is in 3 volumes.

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Some of them are hard and resistant, some soft and yielding; some become partially bald, others continue to be covered by their proper hair; generally they are painless. What they contain can be surmised, but cannot be fully known until the contents have been turned out. Generally, however, in those which are resistant, we find something like little stones, or balls of compressed hair and in those which are yielding either some material similar to honey or thin ations, of these I the "* ; ; 323 CELSUS aliquid aut tenui pulticulae aut quasi rassae cartilagini aut carni hebeti et curentae, quibus ali alique Fereque ganglia renitun- 3 colores esse consuerunt.

Again, small hard tumours in the white of the eyeball are called clavi, from a resemblance in shape to nailheads. These it is best to transfix with a needle at their base, and to cut away underneath the needle; then to anoint with soothing medicaments. of have already made mention elsewhere I : ; : '^ * ' See diagram, p. 344. 6. 35 and note. VI.

Debent, si sub cute sunt, ab exteriore parte si sub cartilagine, ab interiore deinde scalpelli manubriolo deducenda ab integris partibus sunt. Ac, si intus plaga est, inunguendum primum lenibus, si extra, superdandum emplasdeinde acrioribus trum, quo id glutinetur. Unguis vero, quod pterygion Graeci vocant, est 4 membranula nervosa oriens ab angulo, quae nonnumquam ad pupillam quoque pervenit, eique saepius a narium, interdum etiam a temofficit porum parte nascitur. Hunc recentem non difficile est discutere medicamentis, quibus cicatrices in oculis extenuantur: si inveteravit iamque ei crasPost absitude quoque accessit, excidi debet.

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