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(sô-rā′nəs) fl. second century ad.
Greek physician. A leader of the school of physicians known as methodists, he wrote important works on midwifery and women's diseases.
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(4.) Soranus, 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.
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.
Thus Soranus, 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).
Soranus 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.