Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Galen on the Brain: Anatomical Knowledge and Physiological Speculation in the Second Century Ad (Studies in Ancient Medicine) (Multilingual Edition) [Hardcover]

by Julius Rocca, Galen


Available from these sellers.


Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Sell Us Your Books
Get up to 80% back when you sell us your books, even if you didn't buy them at Amazon. Learn more

Book Description

February 2003 9004125124 978-9004125124 1
This book is a study of the ways in which Galen sought to establish the brain as the regent part (hegemonikon) of the body, utilizing a rigorous anatomical epistemology and an often sophisticated (but perforce limited) set of physiological arguments. Part 1 surveys the medical and philosophical past in which the study of the brain occurred, and looks at the materials and methods which Galen employs to legitimate his hegemonic argumentation. Part 2 examines Galen's anatomical understanding of the brain, especially the ventricles. Part 3 offers a critical evaluation of Galen's physiology of the brain. This is the first monograph to offer a detailed account of this subject, setting it within the cultural and intellectual contexts of its era, and should be of interest to those in classics, medical history, history and philosophy of science and the history of ideas.

Editorial Reviews

Review

'[Rocca] provides not only a meticulous analysis of Galen's anatomical and physiological writings, but a steady attention to their wider cultural context and to Galen's particular strategies of self-promotion.' Rebecca flemming, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 2005.

About the Author

Julius Rocca, Ph.D. (1995) in Philosophy, University of Sydney, is a former Wellcome Trust Fellow in the History of Medicine, University of Cambridge. He is currently a Research Fellow in the History of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.

Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Ancient Medicine (Book 26)
  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub; 1 edition (February 2003)
  • Language: Multilingual
  • ISBN-10: 9004125124
  • ISBN-13: 978-9004125124
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,798,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers
ARRAY(0xa26c08d0)

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category