Medical Care on the Rhine, Danube and British Frontiers from the First through Third Centuries AD

Baker, P.A. (2004) Medical Care on the Rhine, Danube and British Frontiers from the First through Third Centuries AD. British Archaeological Reports International Series 1286 . BAR International Series, UK, 204 pp. ISBN 1841713783. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of medical practice in the Roman Army. Before it was written there was a general understanding that medical practice in the army was the same throughout the Roman Empire, but there is no evidence for this. By examining the medical tools, inscriptions and buildings identified as hospitals the author notes that there is little evidence of uniformity. The evidence examined suggests that medical practices differed between units, possibly because of the policy of the governor of the province, the commander of the army, or the cultural practices of medicine in the units. The book has injected new life into a debate, and triggered an invitation to an international conference in Spain in June 2007.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:51
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2011 12:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1303 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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