The Johns Hopkins University Press: June 1997
Classified on its back cover by the heading ''History of Medicine,'' The Birth of the Hospital in the Byzantine Empire
is an excellent synthesis of the way in which Hellenic culture, city environment, the Christian church, monasticism, Roman law, imperial bureaucracy, and the medical profession participated in the formation and development of Byzantine hospitals. Depending primarily on the Typikon
of the Pantokrator Monastery in Constantinople for its substantial description of the monastery-sponsored hospital known as the Pantokrator Xenon, Miller begins his careful unraveling o... View More...