Clinical Experience in Late Antiquity: Alexander of Tralles and the Therapy of Epilepsy

  title={Clinical Experience in Late Antiquity: Alexander of Tralles and the Therapy of Epilepsy},
  author={Petros Bouras-vallianatos},
  booktitle={Medical history},
Alexander of Tralles, writing in the late sixth century, combined his wide-ranging practical knowledge with earlier medical theories. This article shows how clinical experience is used in Alexander's works by concentrating on his therapeutic advice on epilepsy and, in particular, on pharmacology and the group of so-called natural remedies. I argue that clinical testing is used not only for the introduction of new medicines but also as an instrument for checking the therapeutic effect of popular… CONTINUE READING
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