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Author Lang, Philippa, 1974-

Title Medicine and society in Ptolemaic Egypt / by Philippa Lang
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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Series Studies in Ancient Medicine ; 41
Studies in ancient medicine ; 41
Summary Current questions over whether Hellenistic Egypt should be understood in terms of colonialism and imperialism, multicultural separatism, or integration and syncretism have never been closely studied in the context of healing. Yet illness affects and is affected by nutrition, disease and reproduction within larger questions of demography, agriculture and environment. It is crucial to every socio-economic group, all ages, and both sexes; perceptions and responses to illness are ubiquitous in all kinds of evidence, both Greek and Egyptian and from archaeology to literature. Examing all forms of healing within the specific socioeconomic and environmental constraints of the Ptolemies' Egypt, this book explores how linguistic, cultural and ethnic affiliations and interactions were expressed in the medical domain
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Human body -- Egypt.
Medical logic -- History.
Medicine -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History.
Medicine, Ancient.
Medicine, Egyptian.
Medicine, Greek and Roman.
Physicians -- Egypt -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004235515 (electronic bk.)
9789004235519 (electronic bk.)