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Cambridge Companion to Galen

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ISBN-10: 0521525586

ISBN-13: 9780521525589

Edition: 2008

Authors: R. J. Hankinson

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Galen of Pergamum (129-c.216 AD) was the most influential doctor of later antiquity, whose work was to influence medical theory and practice for more than fifteen hundred years. He was a prolific writer on anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and prognosis, pulse-doctrine, pharmacology, therapeutics, and the theory of medicine; but he also wrote extensively on philosophical topics, making original contributions to logic and the philosophy of science, and outlining a scientific epistemology which married a deep respect for empirical adequacy with a commitment to rigorous rational exposition and demonstration. He was also a vigorous polemicist, deeply involved in the doctrinal disputes among the…    
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

The man and his work
Galen and his contemporaries
Methodology
Logic
Language
Epistemology
Psychology
Philosophy of Nature
Anatomy
Physiology Armelle Debru
Therapeutics
Pharmacology
Commentary
The fortunes of Galen