Hygiene (Book, 2017) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Hygiene

Hygiene

Author: Galen; Johnston, Ian,
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2018.
Series: Loeb classical library, LCL 535.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Galen of Pergamum (129{u2013}?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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Galen; Johnston, Ian,
ISBN: 9780674997127 0674997123
OCLC Number: 1153415676
Notes: The item is in original Greek and in English translation.
Description: lxx, 443 pages 17 cm.
Contents: Hygiene --
Book I --
Book II --
Book III --
Book IV --
Index.
Series Title: Loeb classical library, LCL 535.
Responsibility: Galen.

Abstract:

Galen of Pergamum (129{u2013}?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{u2019}s most prolific periods (170{u2013}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.
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