Book/Printed Material Galen's "Therapeutics to Glaucon".
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- Galen's "Therapeutics to Glaucon".
- Kitāb Jālinus 'ilā Ghlūqun (Therapeutics to Glaucon) by celebrated translator and scholar Hunayn ibn Ishaq al-ʻIbadi (circa 809--73) consists of two treatises by the Greek physician Galen (Jalinus in Arabic, circa 131--201). Husayn explains that the Greek physicians of the great medical school at Alexandria classified works by Galen into various categories for students. The first category included four books as introductory works to medicine: 1, a treatise on medical sects; 2, a small work on the art of medicine; 3, a book on the pulse, and 4, the work presented here, Kitāb Jālinus 'ilā Ghlūqun. The first treatise opens with a classification of diseases according to their cause and proceeds to a discussion of the causes of fevers and of their treatment. This section is followed by a section on headaches, including hemicrania. The second treatise, which is shorter, deals with swellings and their underlying cause, which is presented as the overabundance of one of the four humors of the body: black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood. The treatise also presents various treatments and medications for restoring balance to the humors. Galen was one of the greatest and most prolific medical writers in classical times. He was born in Pergamon, in present-day Turkey, and spent much of his life in Rome, where he promoted the ideas of Hippocrates. He emphasized dissection (of apes and pigs), clinical observation, and thorough examination of patient and symptoms. Galen addressed the work on which this manuscript draws to Glaucon, who was also a physician and was his pupil. The manuscript is written in naskh script and black and red ink.
- Galen Author.
- Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-ʻIbādī, 809?-873 Translator.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1000 to 1599]
- - 131 to 201
- - Arabic manuscripts
- - Diseases
- - Medicine
- - Medicine, Ancient
- - Medicine, Greek and Roman
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 131 folios ; 210 x 135 millimeters.
- - Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Nigel Allan, Compiler, "Islamic Science: Crossroad of Cultures," an Exhibition at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, June 19--November 12, 1985 (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1985).|Terence Curnow, The Philosophers of the Ancient World: An A--Z Guide (London: Duckworth, 2006).|A.Z. Iskandar, A Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1967).
- - Original resource at: Wellcome Library.
- - Content in Arabic.
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Galen Author, and 809?-873 Translator Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq Al-ʻIbādī. Galen's "Therapeutics to Glaucon". [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1599, 1000] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667334/.
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Galen Author & Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq Al-ʻIbādī, 8. T. (1000) Galen's "Therapeutics to Glaucon". [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1599] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667334/.
MLA citation style:
Galen Author, and 809?-873 Translator Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq Al-ʻIbādī. Galen's "Therapeutics to Glaucon". [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1599, 1000] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667334/>.