Inspiring innovation from tradition

Here is a selection from the many recent publications contributing to ancient and recent medical traditions, which are now in the collection of the Institute and are listed in the chronological order of their topics, from Egypt and Aristotle to the future.


Jenefer Cockitt, and Rosalie David (eds.), Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt. Proceedings of the conferences held in Cairo (2007) and Manchester (2008) (BAR International Series 2141). Oxford: ArchaeoPress, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4073-0682-7.

Shingo Fukagawa, Investigation into Dynamics of Ancient Egyptian Pharmacology: A Statistical Analysis of Papyrus Ebers and Cross-Cultural Medical Thinking (BAR International Series 2272). Oxford: ArchaeoPress, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4073-0846-3.


Robert Mayhew, Aristotle, Problems. Edited and Translated, 2 vols. (Loeb Classical Library 316-317). Cambridge MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-674-99655-7, 978-0-674-99656-4.

Ian Johnston and G. H. R. Horsley, Galen, Method of Medicine. Edited and Translated, 3 vols. (Loeb Classical Library 516-518). Cambridge MA, and London: Harvard University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-674-99652-6, 978-0-674-99679-3, 978-0-674-99680-9.

Mária Bujalková, "Rufus of Ephesus and his Contribution to the Development of Anatomical Nomenclature", Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica 9 (2011), pp. 89-100.


Robert Knapp, Invisible Romans. Cambridge (Mass.): Harvard University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-674-06199-6.


Dave Collars, Jim Morris, and Elisa Perego (eds.), Food and Drink in Archaeology 3. University of Nottingham Postgraduate Conference 2009. Totnes (UK): Prospect Books, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-903018-78-1.

Charles Gates, Ancient Cities. The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Second Edition. London and New York: Routledge, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-415-49865-4.


Byzantium and Islam. Age of transition, 7th - 9th Century. Edited by Helen C. Evans with Brandie Ratliff. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-58839-457-6 (distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, and London). Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 14 - July 8, 2012.

Encyclopedic Trends in Byzantium? Proceedings of the International Conference held in Leuven, 6-8 May 2009. Edited by Peter Van Deun and Caroline Macé (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 212). Leuven, Paris, Walpole (MA), 2011. ISBN: 978-90-429-2557-1.

Konstantinos C. Gritzalis, Marianna Karamanou, George Androutsos, "Gout in the Writings of Eminent Ancient Greek and Byzantine Physicians", Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica 9 (2011), pp. 83-88.

Arabic World

Claudio De Stefani, Galeni De differentiis febrium libri duo arabice conversi (Altera 1). Pisa and Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2011. ISBN: 978-88-6227-378-7.

Avner Ben-Zaken, Reading Hayy Ibn-Yaqzan. A Cross-Cultural History of Autodidacticism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-8018-9739-9.

Middle Ages

Rodney M. Thomson, Catalogue of Medieval Manuscripts of Latin Commentaries on Aristotle in British Libraries. Volume I: Oxford. Turnhout: Brepols, 2011. ISBN: 978-2-503-54232-4.

Tony Hunt (ed.), Old French Medical Texts (Textes littéraires du moyen âge 18). Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2011. ISBN: 978-2-8124-0239-5.

Joyce E. Salisbury, The Beast Within. Animals in the Middle Ages. Second Edition. London and New York: Routledge, 2011. ISBN; 978-0-415-78095-7.


Thomas Hofmeier, Peter Kidd, Jörg Völlnagel, Splendor solis. Harley MS. 3469. Barcelona: M. Moleiro Editor, 2011. ISBN: 978-8496400-69-6.

Modern botanical illustration

Celia Fisher, The Golden Age of Flowers. Botanical Illustration in the Age of Discovery 1600-1800. London: British Library, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-7123-5820-0.


Brent R. Stockwell, The Quest of the Cure. The Science and Stories Behind the Next Generation of Medicines. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-231-15212-9.

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