The Ancient and Medieval Pharmaceutical Treatments for Arthritis, Gout, and Sciatica.

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. John Riddle, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.author Musto, Christopher John en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T17:54:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T17:54:16Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-22 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-07082009-134826 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/279
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT MUSTO, CHRISTOPHER JOHN. The Ancient and Medieval Pharmaceutical Treatments for Arthritis, Gout, and Sciatica. (Under the direction of Dr. John M. Riddle). This paper identifies the remedies used by the ancient and medieval physicians in the treatment of arthritis, sciatica, and gout and explains their theoretical perception of these afflictions. These remedies may be a single ingredient drug or a balanced compound pharmaceutical. Through the works of Dioscorides and Pliny the Elder, all ingredients used in the single drug treatments of the diseases are identified by taxonomic name, common name and ancient names that were attributed to the item. For the compound drugs, all the ingredients are identified the same as the single ingredients with the addition of the active properties and which ingredients are used to counterbalance each other. In order to understand which disease the physician was treating, the ancient or medieval description is given along with what they felt was the cause, and how they prescribed treating the disease. en_US
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dc.subject medicine en_US
dc.subject medieval en_US
dc.subject ancient en_US
dc.title The Ancient and Medieval Pharmaceutical Treatments for Arthritis, Gout, and Sciatica. en_US
dc.degree.name MA en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline History en_US


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