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Galen : on food and diet

Author: Galen.; Mark Grant
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Student Collection
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Galenus.; Galen.; Galenus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Galen.; Mark Grant
ISBN: 0415232325 9780415232326 0415232333 9780415232333
OCLC Number: 43786898
Description: ix, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. On the humours --
Ch. 3. On black bile --
Ch. 4. On uneven bad temperament --
Ch. 5. On the causes of disease --
Ch. 6. On barley soup --
Ch. 7. On the power of foods: Book 1 --
Ch. 8. On the power of foods: Book 2 --
Ch. 9. On the power of foods: Book 3.
Other Titles: Selection.
On food and diet
Responsibility: [translation and notes by] Mark Grant.
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The first English translation of Galen's classic texts on health and food. Supported by a lucid introduction, notes and an extensive bibliography this elegant translation will be a must for all  Read more...

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