METHOD OF MEDICINE, Books 1-4

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Harvard University Press, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 624 pages
"Galen of Pergamum (129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, and medical historian, a theoretician and practitioner, who wrote forcefully and prolifically on an astonishing range of subjects and whose impact on later eras rivaled that of Aristotle. Galen synthesized the entirety of Greek medicine as a basis for his own doctrines and practice, which comprehensively embraced theory, practical knowledge, experiment, logic, and a deep understanding of human life and society. Method of Medicine, a systematic and comprehensive account of the principles of treating injury and disease and one of Galen's greatest and most influential works. Enlivening the detailed case studies are many theoretical and polemical discussions, acute social commentary, and personal reflections. The Loeb Method of medicine is in three volumes."--Book jacket.
 

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Contents

Introduction
ix
Bibliography
cxxxix
Abbreviations
cxlv
Synopsis of Chapters
cxlvii
Method of Medicine
1
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About the author (2011)

Ian Johnston is an independent scholar pursuing a lifelong passion for ancient languages.

G. H. R. Horsley is Professor of Classics at the University of New England in New South Wales, Australia.

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