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Mulomedicina Chironis
(324 words)

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The MC which was allegedly written by the centaur Chiron (Chiron Centaurus) and was published for the first time in 1901, represents Antiquity's most important work on veterinary medicine. Its subjects are the illnesses of horses and mules which are treated by largely dispensing with medical theories (there are traces here and there of methodist concepts). There are parallels here with human medicine as well as in surgical treatment which is sometimes described in detail. The orig…

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Fischer, Klaus (Bonn), “Mulomedicina Chironis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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