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On the Natural Faculties: 71 Twarda oprawa – 1 lipca 1989
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If the work of Hippocrates is taken as representing the foundation upon which the edifice of historical Greek medicine was reared, then the work of Galen, who lived some six hundred years later, may be looked upon as the summit of the same edifice.He was born in Pergamum 129 CE, and both there and in other academic centres of the Aegean pursued his medical studies before being appointed physician to the Pergamene gladiators in 157. Becoming dissatisfied with this type of practice he emigrated to Rome, where he soon won acknowledgement as the foremost medical authority of his time and where, with one brief interruption, he remained until his death in 199. Galen's merit is to have crystallised or brought to a 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.
Arthur John Brock (1879-1947) was a clinician and medical historian practicing in Edinburgh.
- Wydawca : Harvard University Press (1 lipca 1989)
- Język : Angielski
- Twarda oprawa : 394 str.
- ISBN-10 : 0674990781
- ISBN-13 : 978-0674990784
- Wymiary : 10.8 x 2.38 x 16.19 cm
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Read this, and call the doctor in the morningOpinia napisana w Kanadzie dnia 10 czerwca 2017
I'm putting together a syllabus for a 4th-year course on the History of Biology, and this title will be one for a pre-Med to present. Dr Galen's presentation of medicine is by turns practical, philosophical, right, & wrong. It's difficult to get a lot of things right when you don't even suspect the existence of bacteria and the Germ Theory of Disease, but in this he was not out of step with Civil War surgeons who had no idea of biotics, much less antibiotics. 20th century notions of treating infections one at a time are now giving way to 21st-cen genomic understanding of the human body as a microbial ecosystem, to be regarded holistically rather than by reduction. Thus it is useful to return to roots. Nice as always with Loeb volumes to have the Greek on the facing page, and the late 19th-cent translation is annotated properly.
Richard Clapp jr
Great classical libraryOpinia napisana w Stanach Zjednoczonych dnia 30 kwietnia 2013
Nice and compact, fits in the space of a paperback. Individual titles not too pricey, allows you to get them at a constant flow.
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