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Galen on diseases and symptoms [electronic resource] /
Ian Johnston.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
description
x, 334 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521865883 (hardback), 9780521865883 (hardback)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
isbn
0521865883 (hardback)
9780521865883 (hardback)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Contains 4 of Galen's treatises, three previously untranslated.
Translated into English.
language note
Translated into English.
catalogue key
8363370
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 312-328) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Galen's treatises on the classification and causation of diseases and symptoms are an important component of his prodigious oeuvre, forming a bridge between his theoretical works and his practical, clinical writings. As such, they remained an integral component of the medical teaching curriculum well into the second millennium. In these four treatises (only one of which has been previously translated into English), Galen not only provides a framework for the exhaustive classification of diseases and their symptoms as a prelude to his analysis of their causation, but he also attempts to establish precise definitions of all the key terms involved. Unlike other of his works, these treatises are notably moderate in tone, taking into account different views on structure and causation in a relatively even-handed way. Nonetheless, they are a clear statement of the Dogmatic position on the theoretical foundations of medicine in his time.
Main Description
Galen's treatises on the classification and causation of diseases and symptoms are an important component of his prodigious oeuvre, forming a bridge between his theoretical works and his practical, clinical writings. As such, they remained an integral component of the medical teaching curriculum well into the second millennium. This edition was originally published in 2006. In these four treatises (only one of which had been previously translated into English), Galen not only provides a framework for the exhaustive classification of diseases and their symptoms as a prelude to his analysis of their causation, but he also attempts to establish precise definitions of all the key terms involved. Unlike other of his works, these treatises are notably moderate in tone, taking into account different views on structure and causation in a relatively even-handed way. Nonetheless, they are a clear statement of the Dogmatic position on the theoretical foundations of medicine in his time.
Description for Bookstore
In Galen's four treatises he not only provides a framework for the exhaustive classification of diseases and their symptoms as a prelude to his analysis of their causation, but he also attempts to establish precise definitions of all the key terms involved.
Description for Bookstore
In Galen’s four treatises he not only provides a framework for the exhaustive classification of diseases and their symptoms as a prelude to his analysis of their causation, but he also attempts to establish precise definitions of all the key terms involved.
Description for Bookstore
In Galen's four treatises he not only provides a framework for the exhaustive classification of diseases and their symptoms as a prelude to his analysis of their causation, but he also attempts to establish precise definitions of all the key terms involved. This edition was originally published in 2006.
Description for Library
Galen's treatises on the classification and causation of diseases and symptoms are an important component of his prodigious oeuvre, forming a bridge between his theoretical works and his practical, clinical writings. In these four treatises (only one of which has been previously translated into English), he not only provides a framework for the exhaustive classification of diseases and their symptoms as a prelude to his analysis of their causation, but he also attempts to establish precise definitions of all the key terms involved.
Table of Contents
Introduction
General introduction
GalenÆs life and works
GalenÆs philosophical and medical antecedents
Definitions and terminology
Definitions
Causal terms
General terms
Diseases and symptoms
Conclusions
The classification of diseases and symptoms
Introduction
Diseases (de morborum differentiis)
Symptoms (de symptomatum differentiis)
Conclusions
Causation in diseases and symptoms
Introduction
Theories of disease causation prior to Galen
Galen on causation
Conclusions
Translation
Introduction
On the differentiae of diseases
On the causes of diseases
On the differentiae of symptoms
On the causes of symptoms I
On the causes of symptoms II
On the causes of symptoms III
Conclusions
Bibliography
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