a good survey of the ancient medicine, but I'm quite disappointed with the iconography; in particular, the section "Surgery and Surgical Instruments" doesn't even show some real artifacts! While there are many referenced ones; the ones I know already: from Pompei, from a 3rd cent. tomb of a doctor found near Paris
I would also have liked to see a mention about the magical stones with apotropaic
power that the Romans
used to wear in rings. Also a better case studies section with some ancient description of diseases with current identification
, for example.
Well, deserves a positive vote anyway