RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 180080697 LA English T1 Galen and the rhetoric of healing A1 Mattern, Susan P.,, PB Johns Hopkins University Press PP Baltimore YR 2008 SN 9780801888359 0801888352 AB "The most important physician of the Roman imperial era, Galen introduced theories and practices that remained the basis for medical knowledge for centuries after his death. Some - such as the method of checking a patient's pulse - are still used today. He also left a vast corpus of writings, which makes up a full one-eighth of all surviving ancient Greek literature. Through her readings of hundreds of Galen's case histories, Susan P. Mattern presents the first systematic investigation of Galen's clinical practice in its social contexts."--BOOK JACKET.