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Volume 48, Issue 2


Aristotle (on fever) in Problemata I

Robert Mayhew
Published Online: 2015-04-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apeiron-2012-0069


This paper argues that the source for a number of chapters of Book I (“On Medicine”) of the Problemata in the corpus Aristotelicum is likely one or more of the lost medical works of Aristotle. It is further argued that the last three chapters of Pr. I (55–7), on the treatment of fevers – which are unusual for chapters in the Problemata in not raising questions – were likely excerpted directly from Aristotle’s medical writings, but never transformed into standard ‘problemata’.

Keywords: Aristotle; Problemata; medicine; Peripatetic; fever

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Published Online: 2015-04-28

Published in Print: 2015-04-01

Citation Information: Apeiron, Volume 48, Issue 2, Pages 176–194, ISSN (Online) 2156-7093, ISSN (Print) 0003-6390, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apeiron-2012-0069.

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