Hygiene (Book, 2018) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Author: Claude Galien; Ian C Johnston
Publisher: Cambridge (Mass.) ; London : Harvard University Press, 2018.
Series: Loeb classical library, 535-536
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Galen of Pergamum (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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bilingual books
Early works
Livres bilingues
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Named Person: Galien.; Galien.; Claude Galien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Galien; Ian C Johnston
ISBN: 9780674997127 0674997123 9780674997134 0674997131
Language Note: Texts in Greek with English translation on facing pages; introductions and notes in English.
OCLC Number: 1034791783
Notes: Volume 2 includes two additional works by Galen: Thrasybulus; and, On exercise with a small ball.
Description: 2 v. (LXXX-443, 416 p.) ; 17 cm
Contents: Vol. 1: Books 1-4. --
lxxx, 443 p. Vol. 2: Books 5-6; Thrasybulus ; On exercice with a small ball. --
416 p.
Series Title: Loeb classical library, 535-536
Other Titles: De sanitate tuenda.
De sanitate tuenda.
Responsibility: Galen ; edited and translated by Ian Johnston.


In his treatises Hygiene, Thrasybulus, and On Exercise with a Small Ball, Galen of Pergamum addresses topics of preventive medicine, health, and wellness that continue to resonate with practices of  Read more...
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"Ian Johnston's excellent translation of Hygiene is the best appreciation yet of the classic."-Stanley M. Burstein and Caleb E. Finch, Nature

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