The "medical school" of Alexandria and its Influence Upon Medicine in Graeco-Roman Egypt

Marie-Helene Marganne

Abstract


The paper provides new information on the most famous centre of rational medicine in the Graeco-Roman world and its influence in Egypt. It uses at its point of departure a remarkable but insufficiently known documentation: Greek literary papyri (from IV/III B.C. to A.D. VI/VII), which often are unique witnesses to lost medical works, bearing testimony to original theories, practices and vocabulary.

  Key words: Alexandria - Graeco-Roman Egypt - Greek Papyri

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