Médecins et Malades de l'Egypte romaine

Étude socio-légale de la profession médicale et de ses praticiens du Ier au IVe siècle ap. J.-C.


This book is a detailed study of the social and legal position of doctors and their profession in Roman Egypt. It encompasses the formation and the remuneration of doctors, their fields of activities, both professional and lay. It also analyses their socio-cultural milieu and their legal status. In addition, the kinds of medicine practiced, the diseases treated, as well as the therapeutic choices available to the patients are also considered.
This study, the first to take into account the whole of the Egyptian material, provides new insights into the daily life of the ordinary practitioners in Egypt, some of which can be extrapolated to those of the Roman world in general.

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Biographical Note
Marguerite Hirt Raj is a Classicist. She obtained a doctorate from the University of Geneva in 1996 and published several articles on social and legal aspects of the history of the Roman Empire.
All who are interested in Roman Egypt, Roman social and legal history and the history of the medical profession, as well as classicists, papyrologists and historians of ancient medicine.
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