This is a new edition, with translation, introduction and commentary, of the Hippocratic treatise
On Glands. Through a close analysis of both content and expression, the text is interpreted and situated in the wider context of ancient medical writing.
Elizabeth M. Craik, formerly Professor of Classics at Kyoto University, is attached to the Universities of St. Andrews and of Newcastle. Her publications include
Places in Man (OUP, 1998) and
Two Hippocratic Treatises On Sight
and On Anatomy (Brill, 2006).
This commentary is clearly the work of someone with a profound understanding of both the language and content of the Hippocratic corpus, and ancient Greek medicine generally. Craik's Hippocratic Treatise On Glands is precisely the kind of volume I wish I possessed for each of the treatises in the Hippocratic corpus. Robert Mayhew in
Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2009.11.04
All those interested in Hippocratic medicine, history of medicine, ancient science, classical philology