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This section presents a list of terms, concepts and names that occur in the book 'The Hippocratic Treatise On Glands'. The text is interpreted and situated in the wider context of ancient medical writing. The book deals with glands that are present in the body in greater number or greater size in its cavities and in its joints. Where the body is dry, there is neither gland nor hair. There are glands beside the ears and there, on both sides beside the jugulars of the neck; and there are hairs there on both sides. At the armpits there are glands and hairs.

Keywords: ancient medical writing; cavities; ears; joints; jugulars; On Glands



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