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Summary of Dioscorides Materia Medica

Date: 50-70 C.E.

Description: Dioscorides Materia Medica s a pharmacopoeia of medicinal plants and the medicines that can be obtained from them. The five-volume work was written between 50 and 70 CE by Pedanius Dioscorides, a Greek physician in the Roman army. It was widely read for more than 1,500 years until supplanted by revised herbals in the Renaissance, making it one of the longest-lasting of all natural history and pharmacology books.

Nutton, Vivian Ancient Medicine, Routledge, 2012


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