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Hippocratic writings by Hippocrates( Book )

80 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the work of Hippocrates be 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 A.D. 129, and both there and in other academic centres of the Aegean pursued his medical studies before being appointed physicial 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
Institutio logica; English translation, introduction, and commentary [by] John Spangler Kieffer by Galen( Book )

26 editions published between 1896 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on the usefulness of the parts of the body : Peri chreias moriōn [romanized form] De usu partium by Galen( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen : on food and diet by Galen( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the apogee of ancient medical advances stood Galen (AD 129-c. AD 210), once the personal physician to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. A prolific writer, among his surviving works is what he believed to be the definitive guide to a healthy diet, based on the theory of the four humours. In these treatises Galen sets out this theory, which was to be profoundly influential on medicine for many centuries, and describes in fascinating detail the effects on health of a vast range of foods, from lettuce, lard and fish to peaches, pickles and hyacinths." "Galen on Food and Diet makes all these texts available in English for the first time, and provides many captivating insights into the ancient understanding of food and health. With clear translations, supported by a lucid introduction, notes, and an extensive bibliography, this volume is an invaluable resource for classicists, ancient historians and all those interested in the history of food."--Jacket
On the properties of foodstuffs = De alimentorum facultatibus by Galen( Book )

68 editions published between 1530 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a translation of and detailed commentary on Galen's De alimentorum facultatibus, his major work on the dynamics and kinetics of various foods. It is thus primarily a physiological treatise rather than a materia medica or a work on pathology. Galen commences with short section on the epistemology of medicine, with a discussion on the attainment, through apodeixis, or demonstration, of scientific truth - a discussion which reveals the Aristotelian roots of his thinking. The text then covers a wide range of foods, both common and exotic. Some, such as cereals, legumes, diary products and the grape, receive an emphasis that reflects their importance at the time; others are treated more cursorily. Dr. Powell, a retired physician, discusses Galen's terminology and the background to his views on physiology and pathology in his introduction, while John Wilkins's foreword concentrates on the structural and cultural aspects of the work."--Jacket
A translation of Galen's Hygiene, De sanitate tuenda by Galen( Book )

11 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The reader who after having studied a Hippocratic treatise turns to Galen, Hippocrates' greatest admirer and follower, feels rather bewildered. He misses the clarity and simplicity of the Hippocratic writer, his straightforward way of putting things, and finds Galen verbose, quibbling, hairsplitting at times. However, he should not let himself be discouraged, should keep reading and he will soon discover that Galen was a very great physician who has a great deal to say. Times had changed since the days of Hippocrates; almost six centuries had elapsed, generations of sophists had systematized knowledge and taught the art of disputation, and gone were the days of the democratic city states of ancient Greece. Galen wrote most of his books in imperial Rome, in the whirl of a metropolis that was the capital of the entire Western world. Galen's Hygiene is a real mine of information. It shows how highly developed and sophisticated personal hygiene had become since the days of Hippocrates and Diocles. It was not a hygiene for the masses, for the common people but was addressed to a small upper class, was written "for Greeks and for those who, though born barbarians by nature, yet emulate the culture of the Greeks." The Romans of noble birth in the second century A.D. were no longer the Romans of early republican days who were not afraid to handle the plough and take the sword in hand. They were landowners, politicians, administrators who lived in close connection with the imperial court. They were deeply imbued with Greek culture and had the leisure to devote much attention to their physical wellbeing. They had the time and the means to follow the precepts of Galen's hygiene"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Galen on the passions and errors of the soul by Galen( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on respiration and the arteries by Galen( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on language and ambiguity : an English translation of Galen's "De captionibus (On fallacies)" with introduction, text, and commentary by Galen( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On anatomical procedures. De anatomicis administrationibus. Translation of the surviving books by Galen( Book )

24 editions published between 1572 and 2012 in English and French and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three treatises on the nature of science by Galen( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on antecedent causes by Galen( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Latin and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works by Galen( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen (AD 129-99), researcher and scholar, surgeon and philosopher, logician, herbalist and personal physician to the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was the most influential and multi-faceted medical author of antiquity. This is the first major selection in English of Galen's work, functioning as an essential introduction to his "medical philosophy" and including the first-ever translations of several major works. A detailed Introduction presents a vivid insight into medical practice as well as intellectual and everyday life in ancient Rome
On the therapeutic method by Galen( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peri kraseōn. De temperamentis libri III by Galen( Book )

72 editions published between 1523 and 1969 in 6 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On anatomical procedures; the later books by Galen( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvres anatomiques, physiologiques et médicales de Galien by Galen( Book )

27 editions published between 1854 and 2015 in French and English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on the brain : anatomical knowledge and physiological speculation in the second century AD by Julius Rocca( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On anatomical procedures = Peri anatomikōn encheirēseōn = De anatomicis administrationibus by Galen( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identityPseudo-Galenus

Claude Galien mdecin antique

Cludio Galeno

Claudius Galnos

Claudius Galenus

Claudius Galenus 129-199

Claudius Galenus, asi 130-asi 199



Gal, Claudi

Gal, Claudi, 130?-200?

Gal de Prgam

Gal, de Prgam, ca. 130-ca. 200


Galen 0131?-0201?

Galen 129-199

Galn, asi 130-asi 199

Galen, ca. 130-ca. 200

Galen, Claudius.

Galen, Claudius 129-199

Galen, Claudius, ca. 130-ca. 200

Galen, Klavdiĭ

Galen Klavdiy

Galen of Pergamon

Galen Roman physician, surgeon and philosopher

Galen Taga-ugma a Romano a mangngagas, sirhano ken pilosopo

Galen von Pergamon 129-199

Galen ок.130-ок.200



Galeno 0131?-0201?

Galeno 129-199

Galeno, Cludio

Galeno, Claudio 129-199

Galeno, Claudio, ca. 130-ca. 200

Galeno de Prgamo

Galeno de Pergamono

Galeno di Pergamo

Galeno di Pergamo 129-199

Galeno Filosofo 129-199

Galeno Filosofo, asi 130-asi 199

Galeno Medico 129-199

Galeno Medico, asi 130-asi 199

Galeno medico greco antico

Galeno mdico greco-romano da Antigidade

Galeno mdico griego de la antigedad nacido en Prgamo


Galēnos 129-199

Galenos griechischer Arzt und Anatom

Galenos, Klaudios.

Galē̄ns Kladios 0131?-0201?

Galēnos, Klaudios 129-199

Galns, van Prgamon

Galenos von Pergamon

Galenos von Pergamon 129-199

Galenos z Pergamu, asi 130-asi 199





Galenus 129-199

Galenus, asi 130-asi 199

Galenus, Claudius

Galenus Claudius 0131?-0201?

Galenus, Claudius 129-199

Galenus, Claudius, ca. 130-ca. 200

Galenus Medicus

Galenus medicus 0131?-0201?

Galenus Medicus 129-199

Galenus, Pergamenus

Galenus Pergamenus 129-199


Galien 0131?-0201?

Galien 129-199

Galien, asi 130-asi 199

Galien, Claude.

Galien, Claude 129-199

Galien de Pergame

Galien de Pergame 129-199

Galien de Pergame, asi 130-asi 199

Galien, de Pergamone, 129-199




Galienus 129-199

Galienus Claudius 0131?-0201?

Galienus, Claudius 129-199

Galīns Kladios 0131?-0201?


Ǧālīnūs 129-199

Jālīnūs, 129-199

Kaibel, Georgius 129-199

Klaudijus Galenas

Klaudios Galnos, asi 130-asi 199

Klavdiĭ Galen

Klavdij Galen


Pseudo-Galenus 129-199

Pseudogalenus 129-199



Γαληνός Κλαύδιος 0131?-0201?


Гален, Клавдий

Гален ок.130-ок.200

Гален римский медик, хирург и философ

Клавдий Гален

Клавдій Гален


Գալեն Կլավդիոս


קלאודיוס גלנוס



جالينيوس، حو. 129-199















Galen : on food and dietOn the properties of foodstuffs = De alimentorum facultatibusThree treatises on the nature of scienceGalen on antecedent causesSelected worksGalen on the brain : anatomical knowledge and physiological speculation in the second century ADGalen and the syllogism; an examination of the thesis that Galen originated the fourth figure of the syllogism in the light of new data from Arabic sources including an Arabic text edition and annotated translation of Ibn al-Salah's treatise "On the fourth figure of the categorical syllogism."