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Nadezhda Kirova. Medicine in the provinces of Lower Moesia and Thrace from 1st c. AD to the end of 3rd c. AD. (Dissertations, volume 3), Sofia: NIAM-BAS, 2010. ISBN 978-954-92117-6-4, 312 pp.
Introduction
9
Part I.
I. Studies at the ancient medicine and medical instruments
11
II. At the dawn of medicine
14
Medical authors
14
Where does the origin of Roman medicine root?
16
Achievements of the medicine at Roman times
16
Medical finds from the Pre-Roman time
17
Thracian healing practices
17
Thracian grave complexes with medical instruments from the Roman age
20
III. Medical and pharmaceutical instruments from the provinces of Lower Moesia and Thrace
23
A. Basic instruments
25
A1 Scalpel
25
A2 Lancet
32
A3 Forceps
33
A4 Tweezers
33
A5 Hook
37
A6 Needle
38
A7 Scissors
39
A8 Cupping vessel
40
A9 Cautery
41
B. Specialized instruments
42
В1 Urology instruments
42
В1.1 Instruments for lithotomy
42
В1.2 Anal speculum
45
B1.3 Catheter
45
B2 Gynaecological instruments
46
B2.1 Vaginal speculum
46
B2.2 Gynaecological hook
47
B2.3 Hook for destroying foetus in the womb
49
B3 Instruments for bone surgery
49
B3.1 Trephine
49
B3.2 Chisel
50
B3.3 Bone forceps
51
B4.1 Ophthalmic needle
53
B4 Instruments for ophthalmic surgery
53
B4.2 Scalpels for ophthalmic surgery
55
C. Auxiliary instruments
56
C1 Probe
56
C1.1 Spatula probe
56
C1.2 Scoop probe
57
С1.3 Ear probe
58
С1.4 Double probe
58
C2 Spatula
59
С3 Spoon
59
C3.1 Cochlear
59
С3.2 Ligula
59
С4 Bandage needle
60
С5 Ointment slab
60
С7 Strigilis
61
С6 Scales and leads
61
С8 Stilus
62
D. Containers and vessels for keeping of medicaments and instruments
62
D1 Boxes
63
D1.1 Tubular drug box
63
D1.2 Rectangular box
65
D1.3 Pyxis
68
D2 Vessels
69
D3 Mortars and pestles
70
E. Cosmetic utensils
71
Material, workmanship and decoration of the medical instruments
73
IV. Epigraphy and medicine
80
V. Medical practice at Roman times
87
Social status of the ancient practitioner
87
Specialization in ancient medicine
92
Military medicine
95
Arising of the organized medical service
95
Military doctors
95
General scheme of the military hospitals
97
Military hospitals
97
The military hospital at Novae
98
Veterinary medicine
106
Localization of healing centres
108
Paleopathological data about demographic processes at Bulgarian lands from 1st to 3rd c. AD
111
VI. Anthropology and medicine
111
Fractures and diseases
114
Epidemics
115
Trephinations
116
VII. Numismatics, art and medicine
119
VIII. Religion, magic and medicine
135
Asclepeions
135
The cult ofAsclepius and other healing deities
139
Epithets of the healing deities
147
Symbols of the healing deities
148
Theophorical names
149
Magic and magical items
150
IX. Hygiene, healthcare and medicine
153
Climatic conditions and hygiene
153
The baths as a place of healing
153
Thermal springs and baths
156
Medicaments and trade with them
159
Conclusion
164
Medicine in the provinces of Lower Moesia and Thrace from 1st c. AD to the end of 3rd c. AD (summary)
167
Bibliography
173
Glossary
189
Indices
193
Part II
Catalogue (of the instruments and utensils in Chapter III)
203
Appendices
217
Appendix 1 - A catalogue of the grave finds and close complexes with medical instruments from the provinces of Lower Moesia and Thrace (with a table) (to Map 1)
219
Appendix 2
225
2A. Finds of scalpels with silver inlay from the Roman age (to Map 2)
225
2B. Finds of instruments for lithotomy from the Roman age (to Map 3)
229
2C. Finds of rectal specula from the Roman age (to Map 4)
231
2D. Finds of catheters from the Roman age (to Map 5)
231
2F. Finds of vaginal specula from the Roman age (to Map 6)
232
2G. Finds of trephines from the Roman age (to Map 7)
233
2H. Finds of ophthalmic needles from the Roman age (to Map 8)
233
2I. Finds of rectangular bronze boxes from the Roman age (to Map 9)
236
Appendix 3 - Complexes comprising specialized medical instruments from the Roman age
240
Appendix 4 - Images, related to the medicine, on coins and medallions from the provinces of Lower Moesia and Thrace from 1st to 3rd c. AD
242
Plates
257
Maps
283
List of the tables, plates, figures and maps, used in the book
309
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