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Northern Centre for the History of Medicine

Philip van der Eijk

Philip's research interests are in ancient medicine, in particular the relationship between medicine and philosophy in the classical world (Hippocrates, Aristotle, Diocles, Galen, Methodism); the history of medical historiography; the communication and dissemination of medical ideas in antiquity; the comparative history of medicine in the Eastern Mediterranean; and the history of melancholy and mental illness. His main current work is concerned with the role of Aristotelianism in the development of medical science in antiquity, the middle ages and the early modern period, for which he earlier received a separate Wellcome Trust Project Grant.