most of his works have been lost to history, his medical treaties ... Seneca the Younger and Aurelius Cornelius Celsus. ... Paracelsus’ contributions … The contributions of Pliney and Seneca will be expounded upon in a separate post. [Article in Czech] Tesařová D. This article is a contribution to the history of pharmacology in the early Roman empire. Aulus Cornelius Celsus (c. 25 BC – c. 50 AD) was a Roman encyclopaedist, known for his extant medical work, De Medicina, which is believed to be the only surviving section of a much larger encyclopedia.The De Medicina is a primary source on diet, pharmacy, surgery and related fields, and it is one of the best sources concerning medical knowledge in the Roman world. Celsus was a strict adherent to the teachings of the great Greek physician, Hippocrates (460-377 B.C. Columella, Quintilian, and Pliny the Elder-great scholars of the first century-wrote with praise of Celsus' work whichmodern scholars call brilliant and outstanding. Nothing for certain is known about the life of Aulus Cornelius Celsus.Pliny the Elder’s reference to his works in the Historia Naturalis (written 77 CE) provides the terminus ante quem for his life, and therefore his floruit is thought to be during the reign of Tiberius.. Works. Aulus Cornelius Celsus (c. 25 BC – c. 50 AD) was a Roman encyclopaedist, known for his extant medical work, De Medicina, which is believed to be the only surviving section of a much larger encyclopedia.The De Medicina is a primary source on diet, pharmacy, surgery and related fields, and it is one of the best sources concerning medical knowledge in the Roman world. He helped transform surgery from a manual craft to an experimental science, and his studies on inflammation were revolutionary and extensive. It is said that Paracelsus meant ‘equal to Celsus’ (referring to the Roman encyclopaedist Aulus Cornelius Celsus), and the change in his name was meant to be an indication of Paracelsus’ desire to rival ancient medical authorities such as Celsus and Galen. Aulus Cornelius Celsus (c. 25 BC – c. 50 AD) was a Roman encyclopaedist, known for his extant medical work, De Medicina, which is believed to be the only surviving section of a much larger encyclopedia.The De Medicina is a primary source on diet, pharmacy, surgery and related fields, and it is one of the best sources concerning medical knowledge in the Roman world. During a third of a century of teaching dermatosyphilology, the terms kerion celsi and area celsi, among others, have been frequently invoked. It contains texts mainly written in Latin: the works of Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Scribonius Largus … The Contribution of Aulus Cornelius Celsus (25 B.C.–50 A.D.) to Eyelid Surgery Davide Lazzeri1, Tommaso Agostini2, ... Having analyzed the contribution of Celsus’work Life. [Contribution to the history of pharmacology (the early Roman empire)]. In this post I will shine the light on Celsus. Celsus was a Greek writer in the second century who criticized Christianity as a threat to the stable communities and worldview that the "pagan" religious and social system sought to uphold. Hunter’s contributions to medicine are numerous.