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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: Γαληνός, ; Peter Brain; Galen.
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Galen.; Claude Galien; Claude Galien; Galien.; Galen.; Galen.; Galen.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Γαληνός, ; Peter Brain; Galen.
ISBN: 0521320852 9780521320856
OCLC Number: 12724204
Description: xiii, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Galen's book on venesection against Erasistratus --
Galen's book on venesection against the Erasistrateans in Rome --
Galen's book on treatment by venesection.
Responsibility: Peter Brain.
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