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Galen on the brain : anatomical knowledge and physiological speculation in the second century AD

Author: Julius Rocca; Galen.
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003.
Series: Studies in ancient medicine, v. 26.
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Named Person: Galen.; Galen.; Galen.; Galen.; Galenus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julius Rocca; Galen.
ISBN: 9004125124 9789004125124
OCLC Number: 51447440
Description: xxii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Framework of Galen's Anatomical Methodology --
Ch. 1. development of the hegemonic concept: the medical and philosophical background --
Ch. 2. Galen's methods and materials for the investigation of the brain --
pt. 2. Architecture of the Brain --
Ch. 3. exposure and dissection of the brain --
Ch. 4. anatomy of the ventricular system --
pt. 3. Physiology of the Brain --
Ch. 5. methodology of ventricular function --
Ch. 6. elaboration of psychic pneuma --
Ch. 7. Conclusion --
App. 1. doctrine of ventricular localisation --
App. 2. Galenism and the status of the retiform plexus.
Series Title: Studies in ancient medicine, v. 26.
Responsibility: by Julius Rocca.
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