Galeni In Hippocratis Epidemiarum Librum I Commentariorum I-III Versionem Arabicam/Galen. Commentary on Hippocrates' Epidemics Book I

Galeni In Hippocratis Epidemiarum Librum I Commentariorum I-III Versionem Arabicam/Galen. Commentary on Hippocrates' Epidemics Book I

Author: Uwe Vagelpohl

Publisher: De Gruyter Akademie Forschung

ISBN: 3110405830

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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This volume offers the first critical edition of Book I of the Arabic translation of Galen's Commentary on the Hippocratic Epidemics. The Arabic text is accompanied by an English translation and extensive notes on the differences between the Greek original and the Arabic version. The introduction outlines the complex history of the Greek and Arabic text and discusses the author, date and stylistic features of the Arabic translation.

Galen

Galen

Author: Vivian Nutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000061604

Category: History

Page: 210

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This volume offers a comprehensive biography of the Roman physician Galen, and explores his activities and ideas as a doctor and intellectual, as well as his reception in later centuries. Nutton’s wide-ranging study surveys Galen's early life and medical education, as well as his later career in Rome and his role as court physician for over forty years. It examines Galen's philosophical approach to medicine and the body, his practices of prognosis and dissection, and his ideas about preventative medicine and drugs. A final chapter explores the continuing impact of Galen's work in the centuries after his death, from his pre-eminence in Islamic medicine to his resurgence in Western medicine in the Renaissance, and his continuing impact through to the nineteenth century even after the discoveries of Vesalius and Harvey. Galen is the definitive biography this fascinating figure, written by the preeminent Galen scholar, and offers an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Galen and his work, and the history of medicine more broadly.

Galen's Epistemology

Galen's Epistemology

Author: R. J. Hankinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009075497

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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Determining what has gone wrong in a malfunctioning body and proposing an effective treatment requires expertise. Since antiquity, philosophers and doctors have wondered what sort of knowledge this expertise involves, and whether and how it can warrant its conclusions. Few people were as qualified to deal with these questions as Galen of Pergamum (129–ca. 216). A practising doctor with a keen interest in logic and natural science, he devoted much of his enormous literary output to the task of putting medicine on firm methodological grounds. At the same time he reflected on philosophical issues entailed by this project, such as the nature of experience, its relation to reason, the criteria of truth, and the methods of justification. This volume explores Galen's contributions to (mainly scientific) epistemology, as they arise in the specific inquiries and polemics of his works, as well as their legacy in the Islamic world.

Medical Theories in Hippocrates

Medical Theories in Hippocrates

Author: Volker Langholf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110847598

Category: History

Page: 291

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In der 1968 gegründeten Reihe erscheinen Monographien aus den Gebieten der Griechischen und Lateinischen Philologie sowie der Alten Geschichte. Die Bände weisen eine große Vielzahl von Themen auf: neben sprachlichen, textkritischen oder gattungsgeschichtlichen philologischen Untersuchungen stehen sozial-, politik-, finanz- und kulturgeschichtliche Arbeiten aus der Klassischen Antike und der Spätantike. Entscheidend für die Aufnahme ist die Qualität einer Arbeit; besonderen Wert legen die Herausgeber auf eine umfassende Heranziehung der einschlägigen Texte und Quellen und deren sorgfältige kritische Auswertung.

A Dictionary of Medical Terms in Galen

A Dictionary of Medical Terms in Galen

Author: Richard Durling

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004377301

Category: History

Page: 262

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This work studies the vocabulary of Galen, a physician in the 2nd century A.D., as culled from his voluminous works. It covers a wide field in diet, drugs and surgery. It is essential for the study of medical Greek.

Hellenistic Science at Court

Hellenistic Science at Court

Author: Marquis Berrey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110541939

Category: History

Page: 282

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The development of science in the modern world is often held to depend on such institutions as universities, peer-reviewed journals, and democracy. How, then, did new science emerge in the pre-modern culture of the Hellenistic Egyptian monarchy? Berrey argues that the court society formed around the Ptolemaic pharaohs Ptolemy III and IV (reigned successively 246-205/4 BCE) provided an audience for cross-disciplinary, learned knowledge, as physicians, mathematicians, and mechanicians clothed themselves in the virtues of courtiers attendant on the kings. The multicultural Greco-Egyptian court society prized entertainment that drew on earlier literature, mixed genres and cultures, and highlighted motion and sound. New cross-disciplinary science in the Hellenistic period gained its social currency and subsequent scientific success through its entertainment value as court science. Ancient court science sheds light on the long history of scientific interdisciplinarity.

Hippocrates and Medical Education

Hippocrates and Medical Education

Author: Manfred Horstmanshoff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047425953

Category: History

Page: 420

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The collection of writings known as the Corpus Hippocraticum played a decisive role in medical education for more than twenty four centuries. This is the first full-length volume on medical education in Graeco-Roman antiquity since Kudlien’s seminal article from 1970. The articles in this volume were originally presented as papers at the XIIth International Colloquium Hippocraticum in Leiden in 2005.

Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam: Religious Learning between Continuity and Change (2 vols)

Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam: Religious Learning between Continuity and Change (2 vols)

Author: Sebastian Günther

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004413214

Category: Religion

Page: 1184

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Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam: Religious Learning between Continuity and Change offers fascinating new insights into key issues of learning and human development in classical Islam, including their shared characteristics, influence, and interdependence with historical, non-Muslim educational cultures.