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Galen on the usefulness of the parts of the body : Peri chreias moriōn [romanized form] De usu partium by Galen( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1998. Gift of Dr. Richard L. Dobson
On anatomical procedures. De anatomicis administrationibus. Translation of the surviving books by Galen( Book )

46 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Galen was probably the greatest medical writer of antiquity and certainly the most prolific. His Anatomical Procedures (c. 200 CE) emobides the results of a lifetime of practical research; it is largely based on verbatim notes of lectures delivered during actual demonstrations of dissection. The work comprises fifteen books, of which only the first eight-and-a-halft have survived in the original Greek. An Arabic translation of the complete work has survived, however, and this has made possible the translation of the final six-and-a-half books (parts of book 9 and books 10-15). Duckworth's translation was originall made from a German translation of 1906, but for this 1962 edition it was revised by Lyons, working directly from the Arabic text, with the co-operation of Towers. Modern names for the parts of the body are inserted in brackets, and an anatomical index is supplied."--Back cover
Galen : on food and diet by Galen( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the apogee of ancient medical advances stood Galen (AD 129-c. AD 210), once the personal physician to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. A prolific writer, among his surviving works is what he believed to be the definitive guide to a healthy diet, based on the theory of the four humours. In these treatises Galen sets out this theory, which was to be profoundly influential on medicine for many centuries, and describes in fascinating detail the effects on health of a vast range of foods, from lettuce, lard and fish to peaches, pickles and hyacinths." "Galen on Food and Diet makes all these texts available in English for the first time, and provides many captivating insights into the ancient understanding of food and health. With clear translations, supported by a lucid introduction, notes, and an extensive bibliography, this volume is an invaluable resource for classicists, ancient historians and all those interested in the history of food."--Jacket
A translation of Galen's Hygiene, De sanitate tuenda by Galen( Book )

12 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The reader who after having studied a Hippocratic treatise turns to Galen, Hippocrates' greatest admirer and follower, feels rather bewildered. He misses the clarity and simplicity of the Hippocratic writer, his straightforward way of putting things, and finds Galen verbose, quibbling, hairsplitting at times. However, he should not let himself be discouraged, should keep reading and he will soon discover that Galen was a very great physician who has a great deal to say. Times had changed since the days of Hippocrates; almost six centuries had elapsed, generations of sophists had systematized knowledge and taught the art of disputation, and gone were the days of the democratic city states of ancient Greece. Galen wrote most of his books in imperial Rome, in the whirl of a metropolis that was the capital of the entire Western world. Galen's Hygiene is a real mine of information. It shows how highly developed and sophisticated personal hygiene had become since the days of Hippocrates and Diocles. It was not a hygiene for the masses, for the common people but was addressed to a small upper class, was written "for Greeks and for those who, though born barbarians by nature, yet emulate the culture of the Greeks." The Romans of noble birth in the second century A.D. were no longer the Romans of early republican days who were not afraid to handle the plough and take the sword in hand. They were landowners, politicians, administrators who lived in close connection with the imperial court. They were deeply imbued with Greek culture and had the leisure to devote much attention to their physical wellbeing. They had the time and the means to follow the precepts of Galen's hygiene"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
On the passions and errors of the soul by Galen( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on antecedent causes by Galen( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on respiration and the arteries by Galen( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works by Galen( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen (AD 129-99), researcher and scholar, surgeon and philosopher, logician, herbalist and personal physician to the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was the most influential and multi-faceted medical author of antiquity. This is the first major selection in English of Galen's work, functioning as an essential introduction to his "medical philosophy" and including the first-ever translations of several major works. A detailed Introduction presents a vivid insight into medical practice as well as intellectual and everyday life in ancient Rome
On the properties of foodstuffs = De alimentorum facultatibus by Galen( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a translation of and detailed commentary on Galen's De alimentorum facultatibus, his major work on the dynamics and kinetics of various foods. It is thus primarily a physiological treatise rather than a materia medica or a work on pathology. Galen commences with short section on the epistemology of medicine, with a discussion on the attainment, through apodeixis, or demonstration, of scientific truth - a discussion which reveals the Aristotelian roots of his thinking. The text then covers a wide range of foods, both common and exotic. Some, such as cereals, legumes, diary products and the grape, receive an emphasis that reflects their importance at the time; others are treated more cursorily. Dr. Powell, a retired physician, discusses Galen's terminology and the background to his views on physiology and pathology in his introduction, while John Wilkins's foreword concentrates on the structural and cultural aspects of the work."--Jacket
On the therapeutic method by Galen( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On anatomical procedures; the later books by Galen( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on the brain : anatomical knowledge and physiological speculation in the second century AD by Julius Rocca( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alexandrian summaries of Galen's on critical days : editions and translations of the two versions of the Jawāmiʻ by Galen( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Arabic and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen's impact on Islamic civilization, mainly on medicine but also on physics and philosophy, was enormous. His most important books were mediated through "summaries" which not only shortened, but in some cases also revised Galenic teachings. Several versions of these summaries exist, and their appreciation is critical for a proper understanding of the development of medieval science. This book presents the first editions, translations, and studies of the remaining summaries to On Critical Days. In Galenic theory, fevers develop towards a crisis which will determine the fate of a patient. The cycle of crisis is known through observation, but the search for the cause leads Galen and his later interpreters into the fields of astrology, arithmology, and more
Method of medicine by Galen( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Method of Medicine, Galen (129-199 CE) provides a comprehensive and influential account of the principles of treating injury and disease. Enlivening the detailed case studies are many theoretical and polemical discussions, acute social commentary, and personal reflections
On the constitution of the art of medicine ; The art of medicine ; A method of medicine to Glaucon by Galen( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen of Pergamum (AD 129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, and medical historian, a theoretician and practitioner, who wrote forcefully and prolifically on an astonishing range of subjects and whose impact on later eras rivaled that of Aristotle. Galen synthesized the entirety of Greek medicine as a basis for his own doctrines and practice, which comprehensively embraced theory, practical knowledge, experiment, logic, and a deep understanding of human life and society. In the three classic works in this volume, On the Constitution of the Art of Medicine, The Art of Medicine, and A Method of Medicine to Glaucon, Galen covers fundamental aspects of his practice in a lucid and engaging style designed to appeal to a broad audience."--Jacket flap
Galen on bloodletting : a study of the origins, development, and validity of his opinions, with a translation of the three works by Peter Brain( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than two thousand years, almost all doctors in the West used bloodletting to treat a great variety of diseases and conditions. In an attempt to find out why they acted thus, Dr Brain has translated the three works on bloodletting by the second-century physician Galen, which provide by far the most comprehensive account of the practice in antiquity. This is the first published version of these works in a modern language. After a brief summary of Galen's medical system, the author goes on to consider the origins of Galen's ideas and
Galen of Pergamon by George Sarton( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on sense perception : his doctrines, observations and experiments on vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch and pain, and their historical sources by Rudolph E Siegel( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Galen : on food and diet
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Claude Galien

Claude Galien médecin antique

Cláudio Galeno

Claudius 129-199 Galenus

Claudius Galénos

Claudius Galenus

Claudius Galenus 129-199

Claudius Galenus arts uit Griekenland (129-200)

Claudius Galenus asi 130-asi 199



Galè ca. 130-ca. 200 de Pèrgam

Galè, Claudi

Galè, Claudi 130?-200?

Galé de Pèrgam

Galè, de Pèrgam, ca. 130-ca. 200


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Galen 129-199

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Galen ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galen ca. 130-ca. 200

Galen, Claudius.

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Galen, Claudius, 129-ca. 200

Galen, Claudius ca. 130-ca. 200

Galen iz Pergama

Galen, Klaudije

Galen, Klavdiĭ

Galen Klavdiy

Galen of Pergamon

Galen, of Pergamon, 129-ca. 200

Galen of Pergamum

Galen Roman physician, surgeon and philosopher

Galen Taga-ugma a Romano a mangngagas, sirhano ken pilosopo

Galen von Pergamon 129-199

Galen ок.130-ок.200

Galeni, Claudis, 129-ca. 200


Galeno 0131?-0201?

Galeno 129-199

Galeno 129-199 di Pergamo

Galeno 129-199 Filosofo

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Galeno ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galeno Cláudio

Galeno, Claudio 129-199

Galeno, Claudio, 129-ca. 200

Galeno, Claudio ca. 130-ca. 200

Galeno de Pérgamo

Galeno de Pérgamo médico griego de la antigüedad nacido en Pérgamo

Galeno de Pergamono

Galeno di Pergamo

Galeno di Pergamo 129-199

Galeno Filosofo 129-199

Galeno Filosofo asi 130-asi 199

Galeno Medico 129-199

Galeno Medico asi 130-asi 199

Galeno medico greco antico

Galeno médico greco-romano da Antigüidade

Galeno médico griego de la antigüedad nacido en Pérgamo


Galēnos 129-199

Galenos 129-199 von Pergamon

Galenos ca. 129-ca. 210/216 van Pergamon

Galenos griechischer Arzt und Anatom

Galenos, ha-Rofe

Galenos, Klaudios.

Galē̄nós, Klaúdios 0131?-0201?

Galēnos, Klaudios 129-199

Galênós van Pérgamon

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Galenus 129-199

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Galenus, C. ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galenus ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galenus, Cl.

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Galenus, Claudius ca. 130-ca. 200

Galenus, Clavdius.

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Galenus Medicus

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Galenus Pergamenus 129-199

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Galien de Pergame 129-199

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Galienus 129-199

Galienus, Claudius

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Galienus, Claudius 129-199


Galinos, a-Rofe

Galīnós, Klaúdios 0131?-0201?


Ǧālīnūs 129-199

Ǧālīnūs ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galinus, ha-Rofe

Jālīnūs 129-199

Kaibel, Georgius 129-199

Klaudijus Galenas

Klaudios Galénos asi 130-asi 199

Klavdiĭ Galen

Klavdij Galen


Pseudo-Galenus 129-199

Pseudogalenus 129-199



Γαληνός, Κλαύδιος 0131?-0201?


Гален, Клавдий

Гален ок.130-ок.200

Гален римский медик, хирург и философ

Клавдий Гален

Клавдій Гален


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קלאודיוס גלנוס

קלאודיוס גלנוס רופא יווני קדום



جالينوس 129-199

جالينيوس، حو. 129-199

















Galen : on food and dietGalen on antecedent causesSelected worksOn the properties of foodstuffs = De alimentorum facultatibusGalen on the brain : anatomical knowledge and physiological speculation in the second century ADGalen and the syllogism; an examination of the thesis that Galen originated the fourth figure of the syllogism in the light of new data from Arabic sources including an Arabic text edition and annotated translation of Ibn al-Salah's treatise "On the fourth figure of the categorical syllogism."Galen on bloodletting : a study of the origins, development, and validity of his opinions, with a translation of the three works