For classical philologists and all those interested in the history of ideas in Antiquity, history of science, history of medicine, history of pharmacy, ancient philosophy.
Armelle Debru is Professor of Classics at the University of Lille in France. She is a specialist in ancient Greek medicine. She has published Le Corps Respirant. La Pensée Physiologique chez Galien ( Brill, 1996).
The 14 papers in this volume were first presented at the Fifth International Galen Colloqium held in Lille in 1995 and represent a first attempt to explore systematically this vast complicated area. The contributors cover a wide variety of themes, broadly grouped as: the epistemology , method and practice of medicine, Galen and pharmacological tradition, Galen's pharmacological treatises and the transmission of pharmacological texts.
Their papers shed a new light on this ancient therapeutic field and also help to understand Galen's pharmacology in its relation to the entire body of its work and thought.
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