A structural pattern in Greek dietetics and the early history of Greek medicine.

@article{Lonie1977ASP,
  title={A structural pattern in Greek dietetics and the early history of Greek medicine.},
  author={Iain M. Lonie},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1977},
  volume={21},
  pages={235 - 260}
}
INTRODUCTION Early Greek medicine-the medicine actually practised by Greek doctors of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. and reflected in various texts of the Hippocratic Corpushas two noticeable characteristics. In its nosology it conceives of disease as a process, which runs a predictable course, reaching a crisis which "determines" or "decides" the recovery or death ofthe patient.1 In its therapy it lays great emphasis on diet (DIAITA), which includes the whole regimen of food, drink… CONTINUE READING

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