2016
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2016.05.004
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Maciej Kokoszko, Jolanta Dybała

Abstract: The research concerns Roman medical galactology, galaktología iatriké (γαλακτολογία ἰατρική), i.e. the ancient knowledge of milk and its by-products in medical procedures as described by Celsus in his treatise entitled De medicina. The authors elaborate on the sources of Celsus' medical theory of milk, comment on the place of the Roman author's theory against the doctrinal background of other medical writers of the period, demonstrate pharmacological characteristics attributed to milk and milk-obtained product…

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