Medicine and Society in Ptolemaic Egypt
Examining 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.
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Chapter One Greeks and Egyptians
Chapter Two Medicine and the Gods
Chapter Three Theoretical Perspectives
Chapter Four Responses to Illness
Chapter Five Identifying Medical Practitioners
Chapter Six Medicine in Alexandria
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