JHU Press, 1991 - 258 sivua
Soranus was one of the most learned and lucid medical qriters of antiquity. Among his admirers was St. Augustine, who called him "pre-eminent author of medicine." He was a leading medical figure of the early second century A.D., and of his writings preserved in Greek the Gynecology is the most important and most revealing of his thought. Including a section on infant care, Soranus' Gynecology represents ancient gynecological and obstetrical practice at its height. Many of its teachings were to remain part of medical practive as late as the sixteenth century.
Soranus is regarded as the outstanding representative of a school of ancient medicine knoen as the "methodist" sect, which rivaled the more ancient "dogmatic" and "empirical" sects. The methodists rejected both etiological research and mere experience, concentrating instead on a study of the phenomena of diseases themselves. Long out of print, this first English translation of the authoritative Greek text of the Gynecology is now available in a paperback edition. An introduction and notes provide insight into the work's historical and scientific background.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Into How Many and What Sections the Doctrine of Gynecology
What Are the Signs of Conception?
What Are the Signs According to the Ancients Whether the Fetus Is Male or Female?
What Care Should Be Given Pregnant Women?
On Pica kissa
On Inflammation of the Tonsils
On Exanthemata and Itching
On Wheezing and Coughing
On Flux of the Bowels
On the Retention of the Menstrual Flux and on Difficult and Painful Menstruation
On Inflammation of the Uterus
What Is the Care from the Pica till Parturition?
What Grows inside the Uterus of the Pregnant Woman?
What Are the Signs of Impending Abortion?
Whether One Ought to Make Use of Abortives and Con traceptives and How?
What Must One Prepare for Labor?
What Must One Do in Delivery?
What Is the Care of the Woman after Labor? missing
On the Intumescence of the Breasts
On the Care of the Newborn
How to Sever the Navel Cord
How to Cleanse
How to Swaddle
On Laying the Newborn Down
On the Selection of a Wet Nurse
On Testing the Milk
How to Conduct the Regimen of the Nurse
What One Should Do if the Milk Stops or Becomes Spoiled or Thick or Thin
On the Bath and Massage of the Newborn
How and When to Give the Newborn the Breast
On the Dropping off of the Umbilical Cord
How One Should Make the Infant Sit Up and Endeavor to Walk
When and How to Wean the Infant
On Hysterical Suffocation
On Tension of the Uterus missing
On Air in the Uterus
On Soft Swelling of the Uterus
On Scirrhus and Sclerotic Changes in the Uterus
On Hemorrhage of the Uterus
On the Flux of Women
On the Flux of Semen
On Atony of the Uterus
On Paralysis of the Uterus
On Flexion Bending and Ascent of the Uterus
On Sterility and Barrenness missing
How to diagnose the causes of difficult labor
How in General to Treat Difficult Labor and the Detailed Care of Difficult Labor
On Extraction by Hooks and Embryotomy
On Retention of the Secundines
On Abscesses in the Female Genitals missing VI On Ulcers of the Uterus missing VII On Cancers in the Uterus missing VIII On Fistulas in the Uteru...
On Phimosis of the Uterus missing XVII On Atresia missing XVIII On the Use of the Speculum missing