, Gynecology Translated by Owsei Temkin, Baltimore, The John Hopkins Univercity Press 1956.
It is the name given to a violent desire for sexual intercourse in Roman physician Caelius Aurelianus' Latin translation of Soranus
' On Acute and Chronic Diseases (1990).
Vaginal hysterectomy was chronicled and performed by the Greek physician Soranus
of Ephesus in 120 a.d.
Fruhstorfer, X 1907 Catoblepia soranus soranus
The mixture of strange remedies (e.g., laying a hyena's right paw on the woman) and reasonable treatments as provided by Soranus
is particularly interesting.
, the author of an important tract on the subject, gives explicit counsel about the condition of the breasts and of the milk the wet nurse should possess, but his primary concern is her age and character.
Another ancient Greek, Soranus
of Ephesus, believed that mania and melancholia were two distinct diseases with similiar prodromal symptoms and which required similiar treatments (2).
of Ephesus (13) (turn of the 1st century AD) left us an extensive contribution on diseases of women, but there is no description of breast cancer in his surviving works.