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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
On the natural faculties.
London, Heinemann, 1916
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Galen; Arthur John Brock
|ISBN:||0674990781 9780674990784 043499071X 9780434990719|
|Language Note:||Greek and English on opposite pages.|
|Notes:||Later reprints have imprint: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press ; London : W. Heinemann.|
|Description:||lv, 339 p. ; 17 cm.|
|Series Title:||Loeb classical library, 71.|
|Other Titles:||De naturalibus facultatibus.|
|Responsibility:||Galen ; with an English translation by Arthur John Brock.|
His writings were so numerous and his reputation so influential that he was obliged to furnish his disciples with two handbooks, still extant, On the order of my writings and On my genuine works. Though the standard edition (by C.G. Kühn, 1821-33) runs to twenty-two volumes, On the Natural Faculties is still the only medical treatise of his available in English. Galen's merit is to have crystallised or brought to focus all the best work of the Greek medical schools which had preceded his own time. It is essentially in the form of Galenism that Greek medicine was transmitted to after ages. -- JACKET.