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Works: 6,921 works in 12,156 publications in 8 languages and 57,708 library holdings
Genres: History  Software 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Commentator for written text, cnm, Editor, Arranger, Speaker, Attributed name, Contributor, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Translator, Dedicatee, Collector
Classifications: R126, 613.2
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Galen on food and diet by Galen( )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and Latin and held by 1,919 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
On the natural faculties by Galen( Book )
103 editions published between 1916 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If the work of Hippocrates be 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 A.D. 129, and both there and in other academic centres of the Aegean pursued his medical studies before being appointed physicial 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 on the properties of foodstuffs De alimentorum facultatibus by Galen( )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,308 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
Galen : selected works by Galen( )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,291 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
Galen on the brain anatomical knowledge and physiological speculation in the second century AD by Julius Rocca( )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a study of the ways in which Galen sought to establish the brain as the regent part (hegemonikon) of the body, utilising a rigorous anatomical epistemology and an often sophisticated (but perforce limited) set of physiological arguments." "Part One surveys the medical and philosophical past in which the study of the brain occured, and looks at the materials and methods which Galen employs to legitimate his hegemonic argumentation. Part Two examines Galen's anatomical understanding of the brain, especially the ventricles. Part Three offers a critical evaluation of Galen's physiology of the brain. This is the first monograph to offer a detailed account of this subject, setting it within the cultural and intellectual contexts of its era, and will be of interest to those in classics, medical history, history and philosophy of science and the history of ideas."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Galen on anatomical procedures Peri anatomikōn encheirēseōn = De anatomicis administrationibus by Galen( )
9 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Institutio logica; English translation, introduction, and commentary [by] John Spangler Kieffer by Galen( Book )
24 editions published between 1896 and 1985 in English and Multiple languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galen on the usefulness of the parts of the body. Peri chreias moriōn [romanized form] De usu partium by Galen( Book )
13 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A translation of Galen's Hygiene, De sanitate tuenda by Galen( Book )
13 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 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)
Galen on the passions and errors of the soul by Galen( Book )
4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galen on language and ambiguity : an English translation of Galen's "De captionibus (On fallacies)" with introduction, text, and commentary by Galen( Book )
15 editions published in 1977 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galen on respiration and the arteries by Galen( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On anatomical procedures. De anatomicis administrationibus. Translation of the surviving books by Galen( Book )
33 editions published between 1572 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galen on antecedent causes by Galen( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three treatises on the nature of science by Galen( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the therapeutic method by Galen( Book )
26 editions published between 1538 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On anatomical procedures; the later books by Galen( Book )
9 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek medicine; being extracts illustrative of medical writers from Hippocrates to Galen by Arthur John Brock( Book )
11 editions published between 1929 and 1977 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Œuvres anatomiques, physiologiques et médicales de Galien by Galen( Book )
23 editions published between 1854 and 1975 in French and English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galen on medical experience by Galen( Book )
20 editions published between 1944 and 1947 in 4 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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controlled identity Pseudo-Galenus

Claudius Galenus 129-199
Claudius Galenus, ca 130-ca 199
Galè, Claudi
Galè, Claudi, 130?-200?
Galé de Pèrgam
Galè, de Pèrgam, ca. 130-ca. 200.
Galen 0131?-0201?
Galen 129-199
Galén, ca 130-ca 199
Galen, ca. 130-ca. 200.
Galen, ca. 130-ca. 210/216
Galen, Claudius.
Galen, Claudius 129-199
Galen, Claudius, ca. 130-ca. 200.
Galen, Klavdiĭ
Galen of Pergamon
Galen von Pergamon 129-199
Galeno 0131?-0201?
Galeno 129-199
Galeno, ca. 130-ca. 210/216
Galeno, Cláudio
Galeno, Claudio 129-199
Galeno, Claudio, ca. 130-ca. 200.
Galeno de Pérgamo
Galeno di Pergamo
Galeno di Pergamo 129-199
Galeno Filosofo 129-199
Galeno Filosofo, ca 130-ca 199
Galeno Medico 129-199
Galeno Medico, ca 130-ca 199
Galēnos 129-199
Galenos, Klaudios.
Galē̄nós Klaúdios 0131?-0201?
Galēnos, Klaudios 129-199
Galênós, van Pérgamon
Galenos, van Pergamon, ca. 130-ca. 210/216
Galenos von Pergamon
Galenos von Pergamon 129-199
Galenos z Pergamu, ca 130-ca 199
Galenus 129-199
Galenus, C., ca. 130-ca. 210/216
Galenus, ca 130-ca 199
Galenus, ca. 130-ca. 210/216
Galenus, Cl.
Galenus, Claudius
Galenus Claudius 0131?-0201?
Galenus, Claudius 129-199
Galenus, Claudius, ca. 130-ca. 200.
Galenus, Clavdius.
Galenus Medicus
Galenus medicus 0131?-0201?
Galenus Medicus 129-199
Galenus, Pergamenus
Galenus Pergamenus 129-199
Galenus Pergamenus Asianus, Claudius.
Galenus Pergamenus, Claudius.
Galien 0131?-0201?
Galien 129-199
Galien, ca 130-ca 199
Galien, ca. 130-ca. 210/216
Galien, Claude.
Galien, Claude (0131-0201).
Galien, Claude 129-199
Galien de Pergame
Galien de Pergame 129-199
Galien de Pergame, ca 130-ca 199
Galien, de Pergamone, 129-199
Galienus 129-199
Galienus, Claudius
Galienus Claudius 0131?-0201?
Galienus, Claudius 129-199
Galīnós Klaúdios 0131?-0201?
Ǧālīnūs 129-199
Ǧālīnūs, ca. 130-ca. 210/216
Jālīnūs, 129-199
Kaibel, Georgius 129-199
Klaudios Galénos, ca 130-ca 199
Klavdiĭ Galen
Pseudo-Galenus 129-199
Pseudogalenus 129-199
Γαληνός Κλαύδιος 0131?-0201?
Гален, Клавдий
جالينيوس، حو. 129-199