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    The fact is that those who are enslaved to their sects are not merely devoid of all sound knowledge but they will not even stop to

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    As I proceeded through the pages about urine bile and digestion I had difficulty understanding why Galen was included in Britannica’s Great Books list Then I came to this passage near the end While however the statements which the Ancients made on these points were correct they yet omitted to defend their arguments with logical proofs; of course they never suspected that there could be sophists so shameless as to try t

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    Galen's 200 AD view of medicine was based on that of his hero Hippocrates and was the standard view of medicine until the 1530s when Vesalius conducted his researches Galen's emphasis on the importance of blood letting in certain circumstances influenced medicine as late as the 1800sMuch of this book is an animated and by

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    Apart from whatever merit Galen's work has this is a terrible edition Amateurish cheap antiuated and typo ridden I've heard this comes in the superb Loeb edition and if you're really interested in Galen no doubt that's the one to get Back to Galen himself The man made some progress but was still incredibly ignorant about the way the body worked And to jump from him to Harvey is to instantly realize how startlingly little

  5. says:

    Light but not entertaining reading and hard to see how it would be practically useful Galen presents his view of what the organs do s

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    A biological treatise mixed with some philosophical mattersIt's an advancement over previous works like Hippocrates even though he is

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    Help me out MDs Am I right in seeing Galen as a progression and perhaps even a corrective to Hippocrates Eristitatus and others? Since my background in life science is very limited I hesitate to be either critical or precise I know about physi

  8. says:

    Galen is debatably less wrong than the earlier Greek physicians whom he so viciously decries but his crude anatomical theories have little bearing on modern medicine This edition is poorly edited and poorly laid out The Loeb Classics edition is much better but really why bother?

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    It's a most systematic and authoritative argument for his own take on scientific medicine in his day and make no wonder Marcus Aurelius wanted him as his personal doctor when off to fight the Germans and not much at Galen's stubbornly staying in Pergamum in preference

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    Watching an ancient mind think especially on a topic like science helps clear away modern snobbishness

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On The Natural Faculties

Niversity College Dundee and Sir W T Thiselton Dyer late director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have very kindly helped me to identify several animals and plants mentioned by Galen I cannot conclude without expressing a word of gratitude to my former biological teachers Professors Patrick Geddes and J Arthur Thomson The experience reared on the foundation of their teaching has gone far to help me in interpreting the great medical biologist of Greece I should be glad to think that the present work might help however little to hasten the coming reunion between the “humanities” and modern biological science; their present separation I believe to be against the best interest of both A J B 22nd Stationary Hospital Aldershot March 1916. It s a most systematic and authoritative argument for his own take on scientific medicine in his day and make no wonder Marcus Aurelius

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Pare my own version with Linacre’s Latin translation 1523 and the French rendering of Charles Daremberg 1854 56; in this respect I am also peculiarly fortunate in having had the help of Mr A W Pickard Cambridge of Balliol College Oxford who most kindly went through the Pg vi proofs and made many valuable suggestions from the point of view of exact scholarship My best thanks are due to the Editors for their courtesy and for the kindly interest they have taken in the work I have also gratefully to acknowledge the receipt of much assistance and encouragement from Sir William Osler Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford and from Dr J D Comrie first lecturer on the History of Medicine at Edinburgh University Professor D’Arcy W Thompson of U. Light but not entertaining reading and hard to see how it would be practically useful Galen presents his view of what the organs do som

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The text used is with a few unimportant modifications that of Kühn Vol II as edited by Georg Helmreich; Teubner Leipzig 1893 The numbers of the pages of Kühn’s edition are printed at the side of the Greek text a parallel mark || in the line indicating the exact point of division between Kühn’s pages Words in the English text which are enclosed in suare brackets are supplementary or explanatory; practically all explanations however are relegated to the footnotes or introduction In the footnotes also attention is drawn to words which are of particular philological interest from the point of view of modern medicine I have made the translation directly from the Greek; where passages of special difficulty occurred I have been able to com. Galen s 200 AD view of medicine was based on that of his hero Hippocrates and was the standard view of medicine until the 1530s when Ve


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Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus AD 129–c 200c 216 better known as Galen of Pergamon modern day Bergama Turkey was a prominent Roman of Greek ethnicity physician surgeon and philosopher Arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiuity Galen contributed greatly to the understanding of numerous scientific disciplines including anatomy physiology pathology p