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Galen on the Brain: Anatomical Knowledge and Physiological Speculation in the Second Century Ad (Studies in Ancient Medicine) (Multilingual Edition) (Multilingual) Hardcover – February 1, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-9004125124 ISBN-10: 9004125124 Edition: 1st

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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: 1.1 x 6.5 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,406,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


'[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.

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