Medical Care for the Roman Army on the Rhine, Danube and British Frontiers

Baker, Patricia A (2001) Medical Care for the Roman Army on the Rhine, Danube and British Frontiers. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) thesis, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This detailed study of military medical practice on the western frontiers of the Roman army aims to discover whether legionary and auxilliary units were treated differently, whether local civilians were also treated by military doctors and if the soldier's location impacted on his medical treatment. At the heart of this wide-ranging study is an analysis of medical instruments discovered at frontier sites, such as Housesteads, Wallsend, Carnuntum, Caerleon, Xanten, Mainz and many others. Patricia Anne Baker examines the scientific function and production of these implements whilst also discussing what they (and written sources) reveal about Roman attitudes towards illness and the nature of physical examinations and medical care, especially among soldiers at the edges of Roman influence. The impact on local populations of the Roman presence and living on a frontier is also considered. Includes a catalogue of forts, sites and implements

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.))
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Patricia Baker
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2009 16:41
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 11:40
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8866 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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