Galen on the Brain: Anatomical Knowledge and Physiological Speculation in the Second Century Ad (STUDIES IN ANCIENT MEDICINE) (Multilingual Edition)

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Galen's account of the brain is arguably one of the best examples of the apogee of Greek anatomical science, and is an intellectual achievement unmatched until Vesalius. This study provides a detailed and critical examination of Galen's anatomy and physiology of the brain.

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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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'"[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.

'[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.

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