Whither therapeutics? An enquiry into drug use from historical principles: Part I

Mann, R. D.
June 1986
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jun1986, Vol. 79 Issue 6, p353
Academic Journal
The article traces the history of Whither therapeutics. The early history of Jewish people comprises both the Biblical, Old Testament period and the later period of Talmud. The three main themes of the medicine of Ancient Greece include Folk medicine, Temple medicine and Hippocratic tradition. It highlights the contribution of English physician William Withering to the use of the digitalis plant in dropsy.


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