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Galen on bloodletting : a study of the origins, development and validity of his opinions, with a translation of the three works

Author: Peter Brain
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Galen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brain
ISBN: 9780521106542 9780521320856 0521320852 0521106540 9780521106542
OCLC Number: 488545841
Notes: 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 originally 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 ...
Dig. reprint af udg. fra 1986
Description: 189 p.
Contents: Preface; Notes; 1. Galen and his system: an introduction; 2. Galen's Book on Venesection against Erasistratus (translation); 3. Galen's Book on Venesection against the Erasistrateans in Rome (translation); 4. Galen's Book on Treatment by Venesection (translation); 5. Development of Galen's views and methods as shown in the three works; 6. Galen, venesection and the Hippocractic Corpus; 7. Galen's practice of venesection; 8. Galen's revulsive treatment and vascular anatomy; 9. The testimony of other writers and the validity of Galen's opinions on sites for venesection; 10. Galen's use of venesction as an evacuant: can it be justified? A medical digression; 11. Conclusion; Glossary; Index.

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