Of Medicine in Eight Books
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Of Medicine in Eight Books

By Aulus Cornelius Celsus
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  • A. CORN. CELSUS OF MEDICINE IN EIGHT BOOKS.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • BOOK I.
    • PREFACE.
    • CHAP. I. RULES FOR THE HEALTHY.
    • CHAP. II. RULES FOR VALETUDINARY PEOPLE.
    • CHAP. III. SOME OBSERVATIONS SUITED TO NEW INCIDENTS, AND THE DIFFERENT CONSTITUTIONS, SEXES, AND AGES, AND THE SEASONS OF THE YEAR.
    • CHAP. IV. RULES FOR THOSE THAT HAVE A WEAKNESS IN THE HEAD.
    • CHAP. V. DIRECTIONS FOR THOSE THAT LABOUR UNDER A LIPPITUDE, GRAVEDO, CATARRH, AND DISORDERS OF THE TONSILS.
    • CHAP. VI. THE PROPER REGIMEN FOR PEOPLE LIABLE TO A PURGING.
    • CHAP. VII. RULES FOR THOSE THAT ARE LIABLE TO A PAIN OF THE COLON.
    • CHAP. VIII. RULES FOR ONE THAT HAS A WEAK STOMACH.
    • CHAP. IX. DIRECTIONS FOR THOSE THAT ARE LIABLE TO PAINS OF THE NERVES.
    • CHAP. X. DIRECTIONS IN A PESTILENCE.
  • BOOK II.
    • PREFACE.
    • CHAP. I. OF THE DIFFERENT SEASONS, WEATHER, AGES, CONSTITUTIONS, AND THE DISEASES PECULIAR TO EACH.
    • CHAP. II. OF THE SIGNS OF AN APPROACHING ILLNESS.
    • CHAP. III. GOOD SYMPTOMS IN SICK PEOPLE.
    • CHAP. IV. BAD SYMPTOMS IN SICK PEOPLE.
    • CHAP. V. SIGNS OF LONG SICKNESS.
    • CHAP. VI. THE SYMPTOMS OF DEATH.
    • CHAP. VII. OF THE SIGNS IN PARTICULAR DISEASES.
    • CHAP. VIII. WHAT SYMPTOMS ARE DANGEROUS, OR HOPEFUL IN PARTICULAR DISEASES.
    • CHAP. IX. OF THE CURE OF DISEASES.
    • CHAP. X. OF BLEEDING.
    • CHAP. XI. OF CUPPING.
    • CHAP. XII. OF PURGING.
    • CHAP. XIII. OF VOMITING.
    • CHAP. XIV. OF FRICTION.
    • CHAP. XV. OF GESTATION.
    • CHAP. XVI. OF ABSTINENCE.
    • CHAP. XVII. OF SWEATING.
    • CHAP. XVIII. OF THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF FOOD AND DRINK.
    • CHAP. XIX. GENERAL PROPERTIES OF DIFFERENT FOODS.
    • CHAP. XX. OF THINGS CONTAINING GOOD JUICES.
    • CHAP. XXI. OF FOODS CONTAINING BAD JUICES.
    • CHAP. XXII. OF MILD AND ACRID THINGS.
    • CHAP. XXIII. OF THOSE THINGS WHICH GENERATE A THICK AND A FLUID PHLEGM.
    • CHAP. XXIV. OF WHAT AGREES WITH THE STOMACH.
    • CHAP. XXV. OF THINGS HURTFUL TO THE STOMACH.
    • CHAP. XXVI. OF THOSE THINGS, WHICH OCCASION FLATULENCIES, AND THE CONTRARY.
    • CHAP. XXVII. OF THOSE THINGS WHICH HEAT AND COOL.
    • CHAP. XXVIII. OF WHAT IS EASILY CORRUPTED IN THE STOMACH, AND THE CONTRARY.
    • CHAP. XXIX. OF WHAT OPENS THE BELLY.
    • CHAP. XXX. OF WHAT BINDS THE BELLY.
    • CHAP. XXXI. OF DIURETIC MEATS AND DRINKS.
    • CHAP. XXXII. OF SOPORIFEROUS AND EXCITING THINGS.
    • CHAP. XXXIII. OF THOSE THINGS, WHICH DRAW, REPEL, OR COOL, OR HEAT, OR HARDEN, OR SOFTEN.
  • BOOK III.
    • CHAP. I. GENERAL DIVISION OF DISTEMPERS.
    • CHAP. II. GENERAL DIAGNOSTICS OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC, INCREASING AND DECLINING DISEASES; THE DIFFERENCE OF REGIMEN IN EACH; AND PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY UPON THE APPREHENSION OF AN APPROACHING ILLNESS.
    • CHAP. III. OF THE SEVERAL KINDS OF FEVERS.
    • CHAP. IV. OF THE DIFFERENT METHODS OF CURE.
    • CHAP. V. PARTICULAR DIRECTIONS FOR THE GIVING OF FOOD IN THE DIFFERENT SPECIES OF FEVERS.
    • CHAP. VI. THE PROPER TIMES FOR GIVING DRINK TO PERSONS IN FEVERS, AND THE KINDS OF ALIMENT SUITED TO THE SEVERAL STAGES OF THE DISTEMPER, TOGETHER WITH SOME GENERAL OBSERVATIONS.
    • CHAP. VII. OF THE CURE OF PESTILENTIAL AND ARDENT FEVERS.
    • CHAP. VIII. THE CURE OF A SEMITERTIAN.
    • CHAP. IX. THE CURE OF SLOW FEVERS.
    • CHAP. X. REMEDIES FOR THE CONCOMITANT SYMPTOMS OF FEVERS.
    • CHAP. XI. REMEDIES AGAINST A COLDNESS OF THE EXTREMITIES PRECEDING A FEVER.
    • CHAP. XII. THE CURE OF A SHUDDERING BEFORE FEVERS.
    • CHAP. XIII. THE CURE OF A QUOTIDIAN FEVER,
    • CHAP. XIV. THE CURE OF A TERTIAN FEVER.
    • CHAP. XV. THE CURE OF A QUARTAN FEVER.
    • CHAP. XVI. THE CURE OF A DOUBLE QUARTAN.
    • CHAP. XVII. THE CURE OF A QUOTIDIAN ARISING FROM A QUARTAN.
    • CHAP. XVIII. OF THE SEVERAL KINDS OF MADNESS AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. XIX. OF THE CARDIAC DISORDER AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XX. OF THE LETHARGY, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XXI. OF THE SEVERAL SPECIES OF THE DROPSY AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. XXII. OF THE SEVERAL KINDS OF CONSUMPTION AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. XXIII. OF THE EPILEPSY AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XXIV. OF THE JAUNDICE AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XXV. OF THE ELEPHANTIASIS, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XXVI. OF APOPLECTIC PATIENTS, AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. XXVII. OF THE PALSY, AND ITS CURE.
  • BOOK IV.
    • CHAP. I. OF THE INTERNAL PARTS OF THE HUMAN BODY.
    • CHAP. II. OF THE DISORDERS OF THE HEAD, AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. III. OF THE DISEASES OF THE NECK, AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. IV. OF THE DISEASES IN THE FAUCES, AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. V. OF THE DISORDERS OF THE STOMACH, AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. VI. OF PAINS OF THE SIDES, AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. VII. OF A PERIPNEUMONY, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. VIII. OF THE DISEASE OF THE LIVER, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. IX. OF THE DISORDER OF THE SPLEEN, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. X. OF THE DISEASES OF THE KIDNEYS, AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. XI. OF THE CHOLERA, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XII. OF THE COELIAC DISTEMPER OF THE STOMACH, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XIII. OF THE DISTEMPER OF THE SMALL GUT, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XIV. OF THE DISEASE OF THE LARGE INTESTINE, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XV. OF A DYSENTERY, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XVI. OF A LIENTERY, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XVII. OF WORMS IN THE BELLY, AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. XVIII. OF A TENESMUS, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XIX. OF A SIMPLE PURGING, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XX. OF THE DISEASES OF THE WOMB, AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. XXI. OF AN EXCESSIVE DISCHARGE OF SEMEN, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XXII. OF THE DISEASE OF THE HIPS, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XXIII. OF A PAIN IN THE KNEES, AND ITS CURE.
    • CHAP. XXIV. OF THE DISEASES IN THE JOINTS OF THE HANDS AND FEET, AND THEIR CURE.
    • CHAP. XXV. OF THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS RECOVERING.
  • BOOK V.
    • PREFACE.
    • CHAP. I. MEDICINES FOR STOPPING BLOOD.
    • CHAP. II. AGGLUTINANTS AND RESTRINGENTS.
    • CHAP. III. MEDICINES FOR PROMOTING A SUPPURATION.
    • CHAP. IV. MEDICINES FOR OPENING WOUNDS.
    • CHAP. V. CLEANSERS.
    • CHAP. VI. CORRODING MEDICINES.
    • CHAP. VII. EATING MEDICINES.
    • CHAP. VIII. CAUSTICS.
    • CHAP. IX. MEDICINES FOR FORMING CRUSTS UPON ULCERS.
    • CHAP. X. RESOLVENTS FOR CRUSTS.
    • CHAP. XI. DISCUTIENTS.
    • CHAP. XII. EVACUATING AND DRAWING MEDICINES.
    • CHAP. XIII. LENIENTS.
    • CHAP. XIV. INCARNING MEDICINES.
    • CHAP. XV. EMOLLIENTS.
    • CHAP. XVI. CLEANSERS OF THE SKIN.
    • CHAP. XVII. OF THE MIXTURE OF SIMPLES; AND OF THE PROPORTION OF THE WEIGHTS.
    • CHAP. XVIII. OF MALAGMAS.
    • CHAP. XIX. OF PLAISTERS.
    • CHAP. XX. OF TROCHES.
    • CHAP. XXI. OF PESSARIES.
    • CHAP. XXII. MEDICINES USED EITHER IN A DRY FORM, OR MIXED WITH LIQUIDS.
    • CHAP. XXIII. OF ANTIDOTES, AND THEIR USES.
    • CHAP. XXIV. OF ACOPA.
    • CHAP. XXV. OF CATAPOTIA.
    • CHAP. XXVI. OF FIVE DIFFERENT KINDS OF DISORDERS INCIDENT TO THE BODY; AND OF THE NATURE, SYMPTOMS, AND CURE OF WOUNDS.
    • CHAP. XXVII. OF WOUNDS CAUSED BY BITES; POISONS TAKEN INTERNALLY; AND BURNS.
    • CHAP. XXVIII. OF EXTERNAL DISORDERS PROCEEDING FROM AN INTERNAL CAUSE, AND THEIR CURE.
  • BOOK VI.
    • CHAP. I.
    • CHAP. II. OF A PORRIGO.
    • CHAP. III. OF THE SYCOSIS.
    • CHAP. IV. OF AREAE.
    • CHAP. V. OF VARI, LENTICULAE, AND EPHELIDES.
    • CHAP. VI. OF THE DISORDERS OF THE EYES.
    • CHAP. VII. OF THE DISEASES OF THE EARS.
    • CHAP. VIII. OF THE DISEASES OF THE NOSE.
    • CHAP. IX. OF THE TOOTHACH.
    • CHAP. X. OF THE DISEASES OF THE TONSILS.
    • CHAP. XI. OF ULCERS OF THE MOUTH.
    • CHAP. XII. OF ULCERS OF THE TONGUE.
    • CHAP. XIII. OF PARULIDES AND ULCERS IN THE GUMS.
    • CHAP. XIV. OF AN INFLAMMATION OF THE UVULA.
    • CHAP. XV. OF A GANGRENE OF THE MOUTH.
    • CHAP. XVI. OF PAROTID SWELLINGS.
    • CHAP. XVII. OF A PROMINENT NAVEL.
    • CHAP. XVIII. OF THE DISEASES OF THE PRIVATE PARTS.
    • CHAP. XIX. OF ULCERS IN THE FINGERS.
  • BOOK VII.
    • PREFACE.
    • CHAP. I. OF CONTUSIONS.
    • CHAP. II. OF THE OPERATIONS NECESSARY IN SUPPURATED TUMOURS.
    • CHAP. III. OF THE GOOD OR BAD SYMPTOMS OF SUPPURATIONS.
    • CHAP. IV. OF FISTULAS.
    • CHAP. V. OF EXTRACTING WEAPONS OUT OF THE BODY.
    • CHAP. VI. OF A GANGLION, MELICERIS, ATHEROMA, STEATOMA, AND OTHER TUBERCLES OF THE HEAD.
    • CHAP. VII. OF THE DISEASES OF THE EYES, WHICH ARE CURED BY MANUAL OPERATIONS.
    • CHAP. VIII. OF THE OPERATIONS REQUISITE IN THE EARS.
    • CHAP. IX. THE OPERATION NECESSARY IN A WANT OF SUBSTANCE IN THE EARS, LIPS, AND NOSE.
    • CHAP. X. OF THE EXTIRPATION OF A POLYPUS IN THE NOSE.
    • CHAP. XI. OF THE CHIRURGICAL CURE OF AN OZÆNA.
    • CHAP. XII. OF THE OPERATIONS REQUISITE IN THE MOUTH.
    • CHAP. XIII. OF THE BRONCHOCELE.
    • CHAP. XIV. OF THE OPERATIONS PERFORMED AT THE NAVEL.
    • CHAP. XV. THE METHOD OF DISCHARGING THE WATER IN HYDROPICK PEOPLE.
    • CHAP. XVI. OF WOUNDS OF THE BELLY AND INTESTINES.
    • CHAP. XVII. OF A RUPTURE OF THE PERITONAEUM.
    • CHAP. XVIII. A DESCRIPTION OF THE TESTICLES, AND THEIR DISEASES.
    • CHAP. XIX. GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR OPERATIONS IN THE FOREGOING DISEASES ABOUT THE TESTICLES.
    • CHAP. XX. OF THE CURE OF A RUPTURE OF THE INTESTINE INTO THE SCROTUM.
    • CHAP. XXI. OF THE CURE OF A RUPTURE OF THE OMENTUM INTO THE SCROTUM.
    • CHAP. XXII. OF A RAMEX IN THE SCROTUM.
    • CHAP. XXIII. OF A SARCOCELE.
    • CHAP. XXIV. OF A RAMEX IN THE GROIN.
    • CHAP. XXV. THE OPERATIONS REQUISITE IN THE DISORDERS OF THE PENIS.
    • CHAP. XXVI. OF THE OPERATION NECESSARY IN A SUPPRESSION OF URINE, AND LITHOTOMY.
    • CHAP. XXVII. OF A GANGRENE AFTER CUTTING FOR THE STONE.
    • CHAP. XXVIII. OF THE OPERATIONS REQUIRED WHEN A MEMBRANE, OR FLESH OBSTRUCTS THE VAGINA IN WOMEN.
    • CHAP. XXIX. THE METHOD OF EXTRACTING A DEAD FOETUS OUT OF THE WOMB.
    • CHAP. XXX. THE OPERATIONS REQUIRED IN DISEASES OF THE ANUS.
    • CHAP. XXXI. OF VARICES IN THE LEGS.
    • CHAP. XXXII. OPERATIONS REQUIRED IN COHERING AND CROOKED FINGERS.
    • CHAP. XXXIII. OF THE OPERATION REQUIRED IN A GANGRENE.
  • BOOK VIII.
    • CHAP. I. OF THE SITUATION AND FIGURE OF THE BONES OF THE HUMAN BODY.
    • CHAP. II. GENERAL DIVISION OF DISORDERS IN THE BONES. OF A BLACKNESS AND CARIES, AND THEIR TREATMENT.
    • CHAP. III. OF THE USE OF THE MODIOLUS AND PERFORATOR, AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS, ESPECIALLY FOR THE BONES OF THE HEAD.
    • CHAP. IV. OF FRACTURES OF THE SKULL.
    • CHAP. V. OF FRACTURES OF THE NOSE.
    • CHAP. VI. OF FRACTURES OF THE EARS.
    • CHAP. VII. OF A FRACTURED MAXILLA, TOGETHER WITH SOME GENERAL OBSERVATIONS RELATING TO FRACTURES.
    • CHAP. VIII. OF A FRACTURED CLAVICLE.
    • CHAP. IX. OF FRACTURES OF THE RIBS AND SPINE.
    • CHAP. X. OF FRACTURES OF THE HUMERUS, FORE-ARM, THIGH, LEG, FINGERS, AND TOES.
    • CHAP. XI. OF LUXATIONS.
    • CHAP. XII. OF A LUXATED MAXILLA.
    • CHAP. XIII. OF A LUXATION OF THE HEAD.
    • CHAP. XIV. OF A LUXATION IN THE SPINE.
    • CHAP. XV. OF A LUXATION OF THE HUMERUS.
    • CHAP. XVI. OF A LUXATION OF THE CUBITUS.
    • CHAP. XVII. OF A LUXATED HAND.
    • CHAP. XVIII. OF LUXATIONS IN THE PALM.
    • CHAP. XIX. OF LUXATED FINGERS.
    • CHAP. XX. OF A LUXATION OF THE FEMUR.
    • CHAP. XXI. OF A LUXATION OF THE KNEE.
    • CHAP. XXII. OF A LUXATED ANCLE.
    • CHAP. XXIII. OF LUXATIONS IN THE SOLES OF THE FEET.
    • CHAP. XXIV. OF LUXATED TOES.
    • CHAP. XXV. OF LUXATIONS ATTENDED WITH A WOUND.
  • NOTES TO BOOK I.
  • NOTES TO BOOK II.
  • NOTES TO BOOK III.
  • NOTES TO BOOK IV.
  • NOTES TO BOOK V.
  • NOTES TO BOOK VI.
  • NOTES TO BOOK VII.
  • NOTES TO BOOK VIII.
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