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The Resource On the natural faculties, Galen ; with an English translation by A.J. Brock, (electronic resource)

On the natural faculties, Galen ; with an English translation by A.J. Brock, (electronic resource)

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On the natural faculties
Title
On the natural faculties
Statement of responsibility
Galen ; with an English translation by A.J. Brock
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Galen (129-199 CE) crystallized all the best work of the Greek medical schools which had preceded his own time, including Hippocrates' foundational work six hundred years earlier. It is in the form of Galenism that Greek medicine was transmitted to later ages.
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Galen,
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Brock, Arthur John,
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library ;
Series volume
71
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  • Medicine, Greek and Roman
  • Physiology
Summary expansion
If the work of Hippocrates is taken as representing the foundation upon which the edifice of historical Greek medicine was reared, then the work of Galen, who lived some six hundred years later, may be looked upon as the summit of the same edifice. He was born in Pergamum 129 CE, and both there and in other academic centres of the Aegean pursued his medical studies before being appointed physician to the Pergamene gladiators in 157. Becoming dissatisfied with this type of practice he emigrated to Rome, where he soon won acknowledgement as the foremost medical authority of his time and where, with one brief interruption, he remained until his death in 199. Galen's merit is to have crystallised or brought to a focus all the best work of the Greek medical schools which had preceded his own time. It is essentially in the form of Galenism that Greek medicine was transmitted to after ages
Target audience
general
Label
On the natural faculties, Galen ; with an English translation by A.J. Brock, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography, index, and glossary
Color
multicolored
Control code
hup0000171
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
On the natural faculties, Galen ; with an English translation by A.J. Brock, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography, index, and glossary
Color
multicolored
Control code
hup0000171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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