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Galen : on food and diet by Galen( )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and Latin and held by 2,448 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
Selected works by Galen( )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,609 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 properties of foodstuffs = De alimentorum facultatibus by Galen( )

25 editions published between 1549 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,540 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
Galen on the brain : anatomical knowledge and physiological speculation in the second century AD by Julius Rocca( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alexandrian summaries of Galen's on critical days : editions and translations of the two versions of the Jawāmiʻ by Galen( )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Arabic and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen's impact on Islamic civilization, mainly on medicine but also on physics and philosophy, was enormous. His most important books were mediated through "summaries" which not only shortened, but in some cases also revised Galenic teachings. Several versions of these summaries exist, and their appreciation is critical for a proper understanding of the development of medieval science. This book presents the first editions, translations, and studies of the remaining summaries to On Critical Days . In Galenic theory, fevers develop towards a crisis which will determine the fate of a patient. The cycle of crisis is known through observation, but the search for the cause leads Galen and his later interpreters into the fields of astrology, arithmology, and more
On anatomical procedures = De anatomicis administrationibus by Galen( )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galeni vocum Hippocratis glossarium = Galeno interpretazione delle parole difficili di Ippocrate by Galen( )

8 editions published in 2017 in Italian and English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the first critical edition of Galen's glossary of Hippocrates, the only surviving lexicographical work by the illustrious physician from Pergamon, and the first complete alphabetical lexicon in Western literature. Along with the critical text edition, the volume also includes an extensive introduction, Italian translation, comments, and indexes
Galen on the usefulness of the parts of the body : Peri chreias moriōn [romanized form] De usu partium by Galen( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1998. Gift of Dr. Richard L. Dobson
Galen on respiration and the arteries by Galen( )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Galen's Hygiene, De sanitate tuenda by Galen( Book )

13 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and held by 501 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)
Hygiene by Galen( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Galen of Pergamum (AD 129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, medical historian, 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. His treatise Hygiene, also known as "On the Preservation of Health" (De sanitate tuenda), was written during one of Galen's most prolific periods (170-180) and ranks among his most important and influential works, providing a comprehensive account of the practice of preventive medicine that still has relevance today. Also included in this two-volume edition are two shorter treatises on the relationship between health and wellness. Thrasybulus explores the theoretical question of whether hygiene is part of medicine or gymnastics, and in so doing delineates the interrelated roles of doctors and physical therapists. On Exercise with a Small Ball strenuously advocates that activity's superiority to all other forms of exercise." -- Provided by publisher
Institutio logica; English translation, introduction, and commentary [by] John Spangler Kieffer by Galen( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the passions and errors of the soul by Galen( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 334 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 )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on antecedent causes by Galen( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a new edition of a short treatise by Galen on causal theory, which survives only in a Latin translation from the fourteenth century. The volume also contains the first translation of the treatise into any modern language, and the first philosophical commentary thereon. The commentary ranges widely in Galen's oeuvre, and compares his views with those of other ancient theorists. The introduction deals in detail with Galen's life and work, with the philosophical background to his causal theory, and with the history of the text itself
Galen on the natural faculties by Galen( Book )

7 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen (129-199 CE) crystallized all the best work of the Greek medical schools which had preceded his own time, including Hippocrates' foundational work six hundred years earlier. It is in the form of Galenism that Greek medicine was transmitted to later ages. 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
Greek medicine; being extracts illustrative of medical writers from Hippocrates to Galen by Arthur John Brock( Book )

12 editions published between 1929 and 1977 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Galen : on food and diet
Selected worksOn the properties of foodstuffs = De alimentorum facultatibusGalen on the brain : anatomical knowledge and physiological speculation in the second century ADGalen on antecedent causesGalen on the natural facultiesHippocrates and medical education : selected papers read at the XIIth International Hippocrates Colloquium, Universiteit Leiden, 24-26 August 2005Galen and the world of knowledge
Alternative Names

controlled identityPseudo-Galenus

Claude Galien

Claude Galien médecin antique

Cláudio Galeno

Claudius 129-199 Galenus

Claudius Galénos

Claudius Galenus

Claudius Galenus 129-199

Claudius Galenus arts uit Griekenland (129-200)

Claudius Galenus asi 130-asi 199



Galè ca. 130-ca. 200 de Pèrgam

Galè, Claudi

Galè, Claudi 130?-200?

Galé de Pèrgam

Galè, de Pèrgam, ca. 130-ca. 200


Galen 0131?-0201?

Galen 129-199

Galen 129-199 von Pergamon

Galen, 129-ca. 200

Galén asi 130-asi 199

Galen ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galen ca. 130-ca. 200

Galen Claudius

Galen, Claudius 129-199

Galen, Claudius, 129-ca. 200

Galen, Claudius ca. 130-ca. 200

Galen iz Pergama

Galen, Klaudije

Galen Klaudiusz

Galen Klavdii

Galen Klavdiy

Galen of Pergamon

Galen, of Pergamon, 129-ca. 200

Galen of Pergamum

Galen Roman physician, surgeon and philosopher

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

Galen von Pergamon

Galen von Pergamon 129-199

Galen ок.130-ок.200


Galenas Klaudijus

Galeni, Claudis, 129-ca. 200

Galeni Clavdii


Galeno 0131?-0201?

Galeno 129-199

Galeno 129-199 di Pergamo

Galeno 129-199 Filosofo

Galeno 129-199 Medico

Galeno ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galeno Cláudio

Galeno, Claudio 129-199

Galeno, Claudio, 129-ca. 200

Galeno, Claudio ca. 130-ca. 200

Galeno de Pérgamo

Galeno de Pergamono

Galeno di Pergamo

Galeno di Pergamo 129-199

Galeno Filosofo

Galeno Filosofo 129-199

Galeno Filosofo asi 130-asi 199

Galeno Medico

Galeno Medico 129-199

Galeno Medico asi 130-asi 199

Galeno medico greco antico

Galeno médico greco-romano da Antigüidade

Galeno médico griego de la antigüedad nacido en Pérgamo

Galeno Medicus

Galeno Pergamenus


Galēnos 129-199

Galenos 129-199 von Pergamon

Galenos ca. 129-ca. 210/216 van Pergamon

Galenos griechischer Arzt und Anatom

Galenos, ha-Rofe

Galenos, Klaudios.

Galē̄nós, Klaúdios 0131?-0201?

Galēnos, Klaudios 129-199

Galênós van Pérgamon

Galenos, van Pergamon, ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galenos von Pergamon

Galenos von Pergamon 129-199

Galenos z Pergamu asi 130-asi 199


Galénosz (129–216) görög származású római orvos, filozófus




Galenus 129-199

Galenus 129-199 Medicus

Galenus 129-199 Pergamenus

Galenus, 129-ca. 200

Galenus, Aelius 129-199

Galenus asi 130-asi 199

Galenus, C. ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galenus ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galenus, Cl.

Galenus Claudius

Galenus Claudius 0131?-0201?

Galenus, Claudius 129-199

Galenus, Claudius ca. 130-ca. 200

Galenus, Clavdius.

Galenus dokter asal Kekaisaran Romawi

Galenus, ha-Rofe

Galenus Medicus

Galenus medicus 0131?-0201?

Galenus Medicus 129-199

Galenus Pergamenus.

Galenus Pergamenus 129-199

Galenus Pergamenus Asianus, Claudius.

Galenus Pergamenus, Claudius.

Galenus, Pseudo


Galien 0131?-0201?

Galien 129-199

Galien 129-199 de Pergame

Galien 129-199 de Pergamone

Galien asi 130-asi 199

Galien ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galien, Claude

Galien, Claude 0131-0201

Galien, Claude 129-199

Galien de Pergame

Galien de Pergame 129-199

Galien de Pergame asi 130-asi 199

Galien, de Pergamone, 129-199


Galienos 129-199



Galienus 129-199

Galienus, Claudius

Galienus Claudius 0131?-0201?

Galienus, Claudius 129-199


Galinos, a-Rofe

Galīnós, Klaúdios 0131?-0201?


Ǧālīnūs 129-199

Ǧālīnūs ca. 129-ca. 210/216

Galinus, ha-Rofe


Jālīnūs 129-199

Kaibel, Georgius 129-199

Klaudijus Galenas

Klaudios Galénos asi 130-asi 199

Klavdiĭ Galen

Klavdij Galen


Pseudo-Galenus 129-199

Pseudogalenus 129-199



Γαληνός, Κλαύδιος 0131?-0201?

Γαληνου Κλαυδιου


Гален Клавдий

Гален ок.130-ок.200

Гален римский медик, хирург и философ

Клавдий Гален

Клавдій Гален



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קלאודיוס גלנוס

קלאודיוס גלנוס רופא יווני קדום



جالينوس 129-199

جالينوس طبيبٌ إغريقي من مؤسسي علم التشريح والأعصاب و علم وظائف الأعضاء

جالينيوس، حو. 129-199


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