Medicine

John Duffy

John Duffy

Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine Philology and Literature, Emeritus

Research Interests: Byzantine literature; philosophy; medicine; the Cappadocian Fathers; palaeography; and text editing

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Schiefsky, Mark. 2014. “Galen and the tripartite soul.” Plato and the Divided Self, edited by Rachel Barney, Tad Brennan, and Charles Brittain, 331–349. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hippocrates On Ancient Medicine: Translated with Introduction and Commentary

The Hippocratic treatise On Ancient Medicine, a key text in the history of early Greek thought, mounts a highly coherent attack on the attempt to base medical practice on principles drawn from natural philosophy. This volume presents an up-to-date Greek text of On Ancient Medicine, a new English translation, and a detailed commentary that focuses on questions of medical and scientific method; the introduction sets out a new approach to the problem of the work's relationship to its intellectual context and addresses the contentious issues of its date, authorship, and reception. The book will be of interest to scholars of ancient medicine and ancient philosophy, as well as anyone concerned with the history of science and scientific method in antiquity.