De Materia Medica

De Materia Medica

A classic treatise on herbal remedies written by Dioscorides in the first century AD, which described more than 600 plants. De Materia Medica formed the basis for European herbal medicine, until Culpepper’s publication of The Complete Herbal in the 1600s.
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Background: De Materia Medica written by Pedanios Dioscorides (1 century CE) has shaped European and Mediterranean herbal medicine to a large extent.
Con relativa frecuencia, al grueso del capitulo, construido sobre esta fuente principal, el autor agrega frustulos--por lo general entre una y tres breves recetas; excepcionalmente algun fragmento mas amplio--que toma de fuentes secundarias, entre las que cabe citar la Historia Natural de Plinio y una traduccion del De materia medica de Dioscorides al latin efectuada en un momento impreciso de la Antiguedad Tardia.
author of De Materia Medica, who travelled throughout the Roman Empire with Nero's army, collected samples of local medicinal herbs and plants, hypothesized that orchids influence sexuality.
On to Pedanius Dioscorides, a Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist as well as the author of De Materia Medica - a five-volume encyclopaedia about herbal medicine and related medicinal substances that was widely read for more than 1,500 years.
The book includes a foreword by an ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, color photographs, lists of covered plants included in De Materia Medica and other early sources, the shade-tolerance ratings of covered trees, species suitable for an urban meadow, key characteristics of major plant families, and a glossary.
En De materia medica de Dioscorides es considerado el opio como el anodino mas eficaz que se ha conocido.
Su obra escrita en griego Peri hyles iatrikes, llamada en latin De materia medica, "Materia medica" en castellano, es quizas la obra de medicina mas veces reeditada y traducida de la historia.
For more than 1,500 years, the closest equivalent of today's Physicians' Desk Reference was the pharmacological treatise, De materia medica, "On medical materials.
Also, it has been argued that original text of the De materia medica was not originally illustrated.
La tradicional asignatura de materia medica comenzo a separar a finales del siglo XIX la parte farmacologica de la denominada materia medica fisica o, mas adelante, terapeutica fisica.
Estudios de materia medica fisica, Ensayo de sistematizacion de las especialidades terapeuticas aereoterapia, hidroterapia, electroterapia y atmiatrica".
121-23), requires knowledge of Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Persian, as well as historical medical literature, from Dioskurides' De materia medica to Maimonides' glossary of drug names, to mention only the more easily accessible references (cf.