Galen's Method of Healing

Galen's Method of Healing

Author: Galen Symposium

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004092722

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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This book includes papers presented in Kiel in 1982 on Galen's chief therapeutic manual, the Methodus medendi. The papers describe the composition of the book, its surgical content, its emphasis on logic, and its fortuna in medieval Islam and Renaissance Europe. No such study in depth of a major Galenic work has hitherto been attempted.

Galen's Method of Healing

Galen's Method of Healing

Author: Richard Durling

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004377141

Category: History

Page: 215

View: 752

This book includes papers presented in Kiel in 1982 on Galen's chief therapeutic manual, the Methodus medendi . The papers describe the composition of the book, its surgical content, its emphasis on logic, and its fortuna in medieval Islam and Renaissance Europe. No such study in depth of a major Galenic work has hitherto been attempted.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Author: Nigel Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787997

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 898

Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.

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.

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine

Author: Thomas F. Glick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135459321

Category: History

Page: 625

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Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technology exchanges, experimentation, and achievements in the many disciplines related to science and technology. Coverage includes inventions, discoveries, concepts, places and fields of study, regions, and significant contributors to various fields of science. There are also entries on South-Central and East Asian science. This reference work provides an examination of medieval scientific tradition as well as an appreciation for the relationship between medieval science and the traditions it supplanted and those that replaced it. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.

Galen's Epistemology

Galen's Epistemology

Author: R. J. Hankinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316513484

Category: Medical

Page: 335

View: 372

Explores Galen's contributions to (mainly scientific) epistemology and their legacy in the Islamic world.

Cutting Words - Polemical Dimensions of Galen's Anatomical Experiments

Cutting Words - Polemical Dimensions of Galen's Anatomical Experiments

Author: Luis Alejandro Salas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004443860

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 566

Luis Alejandro Salas’ book, Cutting Words: Polemical Dimensions of Galen’s Anatomical Experiments, examines Galen’s experimental writing. In four case studies, it argues that Galen exploits writing as a surrogate for live performance and, in some cases, an improvement upon it.

Hippocratic Commentaries in the Greek, Latin, Syriac and Arabic Traditions

Hippocratic Commentaries in the Greek, Latin, Syriac and Arabic Traditions

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004470200

Category: Medical

Page: 394

View: 294

This collection of articles presents cutting-edge scholarship in Hippocratic studies in English from an international range of experts. It pays special attention to the commentary tradition, notably in Syriac and Arabic, and its relevance to the constitution and interpretation of works in the Hippocratic Corpus.

A Dictionary of Medical Terms in Galen

A Dictionary of Medical Terms in Galen

Author: Richard J. Durling

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015055451432

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 502

Galen (2nd century A.D.), after Hippocrates, the most distinguished physician of antiquity, has left us numerous medical works to which no complete Greek-English dictionary or concordance was available until now. This is a dictionary of ancient Greek medical terms as culled from Galen's voluminous works, covering all medical fields: diet, drugs and surgery. It contains approximately 3,000 Greek words and 119,000 citations. Particularly rich is the vocabulary of plant names which sometimes defy identification. Dealing with terms from the fields of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacy and surgery this book is essential for the study of medical Greek and will be of interest to both historians of ancient medicine and to classical philologists.

Reader's Guide to the History of Science

Reader's Guide to the History of Science

Author: Arne Hessenbruch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134262946

Category: History

Page: 965

View: 400

The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.

The Ancient World

The Ancient World

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135457402

Category: History

Page: 1354

View: 798

Containing 250 entries, each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains examines the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. Much more than a 'Who's Who', each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements, and conclude with a fully annotated bibliography. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. Any student in the field will want to have one of these as a handy reference companion.

Dictionary of World Biography

Dictionary of World Biography

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579580407

Category: Reference

Page: 1354

View: 111

Containing 250 entries, each volume of theDictionary of World Biographycontains examines the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. Much more than a 'Who's Who', each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements, and conclude with a fully annotated bibliography. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. Any student in the field will want to have one of these as a handy reference companion.