This edition of Galen's Anatomical Procedures (c. AD 200) offers parts of book 9 and books 10-15.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Collections
Galen was probably the greatest medical writer of antiquity and certainly the most prolific. His Anatomical Procedures (c. 200 CE) embodies the results of a lifetime of practical research; it is largely based on verbatim notes of lectures delivered during actual demonstrations of dissection. The work comprises fifteen books, of which only the first eight-and-a-half have survived in the original Greek. An Arabic translation of the complete work has survived, however, and this has made possible the translation of the final six-and-a-half books (parts of book 9 and books 10-15). Duckworth's translation was originally made from a German translation of 1906, but for this 1962 edition it was revised by Lyons, working directly from the Arabic text, with the co-operation of Towers. Modern names for the parts of the body are inserted in brackets, and an anatomical index is supplied.
Publisher: London, Oxford
He then refuted this contention by showing that the recurrent laryngeal nerves
were projections of the larger vagus nerves.28 In the eleventh book of his
Anatomical Procedures , Galen not only confirmed his earlier account of the
Author: University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Civilization, Medieval
The fourth and final chapter compares the text to his other anatomical writings, particularly his more descriptive and philosophically oriented treatise, De usu partium, as a final way to determine the purpose of this highly unusual work ...
Author: Claire Coiro Bubb
This dissertation examines Galen of Pergamon's text On Anatomical Procedures (De anatomicis administrationibus) and considers its audience and purpose. The first chapter presents the audience of the text as Galen perceived it; I use Galen's explicit rhetoric about his readers to paint a picture of his ideal envisioned audience and then measure this against the concrete expectations that he conveys through the explicit and implicit prerequisites he demands of his readers. The second chapter, by contrast, makes strides towards uncovering the actual audience of the work by examining the ramifications of Galen's expectation that his readers will actively participate in the studies he describes; I study the availability of the books, tools, and animals that he expects his audience to be able to purchase, in order to understand the financial and social implications. The third chapter considers the text itself, taking into account the manner and timing of its composition, Galen's linguistic choices vis-à-vis his audience, and the details of his specific directions; I use this analysis to define the nature of the text and how the audience was expected to interact with it, thus necessarily engaging with the norms in ancient medical education and the role that books found there. The fourth and final chapter compares the text to his other anatomical writings, particularly his more descriptive and philosophically oriented treatise, De usu partium, as a final way to determine the purpose of this highly unusual work and its place both in his oeuvre and in its contemporary environment.
The first part of this sentence, referring to the two muscles at their origin, is taken
over directly from Galen, Anatomical Procedures, II,4: II,297 K., but the second
part diverges entirely and appears to refer instead to the quadriceps muscle
Author: Vivian Nutton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Principles of Anatomy according to the Opinion of Galen is a translation of Johann Guinter’s textbook as revised and annotated by Guinter’s student, Andreas Vesalius, in 1538. Despite Vesalius’ fame as an anatomist, his 1538 revision has attracted almost no attention. However, this new translation shows the significant rewrites and additional information added to the original based on his own dissections. 250 newly discovered annotations by Vesalius himself, published here in full for the first time, also show his working methods and ideas. Together they offer remarkable insights into Vesalius’ intellectual biography and the development of his most famous work: De humani corporis fabrica, 1543. An extensive introduction by Vivian Nutton also provides new information on Johann Guinter, and his substantial use of Vesalius’ work for his own revised version of the text in 1539. Their joint production, a student textbook, is set against a background of the development of Renaissance anatomy, and of attitudes to their ancient Greek predecessor, Galen of Pergamum. This text will be of great interest to historians of science and medicine, as well as to Renaissance scholars.
Galen often uses these figurative examples regarding familiarity in conjunction
with an exhortation for the reader to observe and participate in anatomical
procedures with Galen, one of Galen's associates, or one of Galen's anatomical
texts as ...
Author: Luis Alejandro Salas
Luis Alejandro Salas’ book, Cutting Words: Polemical Dimensions of Galen’s Anatomical Experiments, examines Galen’s experimental writing. In four case studies, it argues that Galen exploits writing as a surrogate for live performance and, in some cases, an improvement upon it.
Galen taught that good health reflected the correct combination of four humors :
phlegm , secreted into the nose by the ... In one , On Anatomical Procedures , 5
he nowhere stated or denied that he was describing human anatomy ; until ...
Author: Alpha Omega Alpha
TEXTS AND DOCUMENTS SOME EXTRACTS FROM GALEN ' S “ ANATOMICAL
PROCEDURES ” TRANSLATED BY OWSEI TEMKIN AND C . LILIAN TEMKIN In
1933 and 1934 I demonstrated the Galenic method of dissection to first year ...
Greek Fragments of the Lost Books of Galen ' s Anatomical Procedures
Introduction Galen ' s major work on anatomy and the techniques of dissection ,
the Anatomical Procedures , narrowly escaped extinction during its long history .
Author: Roger Kenneth French
The theme of this book is the growth of the European tradition of medical theory, from the early Middle Ages until its collapse in the seventeenth century. Central to this tradition were ancient texts and the respect accorded to the ancients themselves by the moderns, the teachers and practitioners of medicine of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The chapters examine how the ancient texts formed a resource for later medical men and how as a consequence they were sought out, translated and used. Three matters receive particular attention: the classroom culture by which the teachers perpetuated their pupil's faith in the ancient texts; the use of learning and argumentation by which the university doctors secured their reputation; and medical astrology as a prognostic technique. The story ends when the faith that had been given to Aristotle and Galen, and which held the medical tradition together, was broken, partly by the new natural philosophy and partly by the discovery of the circulation of the blood.
For this reason Hippocrates said that when it comes out it necessarily putrefies ?
and Galen that , when it comes through a wound , it is not to be put back . 8 In
man its ... The phrase is used by Galen , On anatomical procedures , VI , 5 , p .
Author: William Harvey
Category: Human anatomy
This collection of thirteen studies by leading experts is devoted to particular problems of the textual transmission of ancient medicine in papyri, manuscripts and printed books, and to select questions relating to the interpretation of ...
Author: Klaus-Dietrich Fischer
This collection of thirteen studies by leading experts is devoted to particular problems of the textual transmission of ancient medicine in papyri, manuscripts and printed books, and to select questions relating to the interpretation of these sources and their historical significance.
But where , and , indeed , whether , he succeeded in hearing the great man is far
from clear , for the Greek text of Galen ' s Anatomical procedures is somewhat
ambivalent between Corinth and Alexandria , and new readings derived from an
( 93 , 1972 , 27 – 39 ) , and Galen ' s Concept of Continuity , in : Greek Roman
and Byzantine Studies ( 20 , 1979 , 355 ... M . C . Lyons and B . Towers , Galen
On Anatomical Procedures : The Later Books ( Bks . IX - XV , extant only in Arabic
Category: Electronic journals
Galen On anatomical procedures . . . . De anatomicus administrationibus .
Translation of the surviving books with introduction and notes by Charles Singer ,
London , [ etc . ] , 1956 . ( Publications of the Wellcome Historical Medical
Museum , N ...
Author: John Leonard Thornton
Category: Medical libraries
Introductory history of the production, distribution and storage of medical literature from the earliest times. Plates are facsimilies from medical literature of the sixteenth-nineteenth centuries.
Dates for Galen's career are summarized in Singer , Procedures , xiii - xv 42
Galen , X , 609 43 Galen , II , 217 ; V , 112 ... On Anatomical Procedures : The
Later Books , trans . from the Arabic by W.L. H. Duckworth ( Cambridge , 1962 ) ,
28 ( X ...
Author: John Scarborough
Describes in non-technical terms the development of theory and practice in the medicine of classical Rome, against the background of the social and religious traditions of antiquity
An Arabic translation of the fifteen books of Galen's Anatomy (On anatomical
procedures) was discovered in the Bodleian Library at Oxford as recently as
1844. It contained the missing six books (9 to 15) and had apparently once
belonged to ...
Author: John Spillane
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Jahrhunderts zur Galenforschung • Debru , A . ( Lille ) : L ' état des recherches sur
Galien ( 1969 - 1992 ) [ ersch . in Bd ... di Galeno • Hankinson , R . J . ( Austin , TX
) : Galen ' s Anatomical Procedures : A Second - Century Debate in Medical ...