Galen: On Diseases and Symptoms

Galen On Diseases and Symptoms 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 cl

  • Title: Galen: On Diseases and Symptoms
  • Author: Galen
  • ISBN: 9780521300506
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 2006Galen 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.

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