Galen on the properties of foodstuffs

Powell, O. Galen on the properties of foodstuffs. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511482892


Author Powell, O.
Title Galen on the properties of foodstuffs
Place of Publication New York
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication year 2003
Sub-type Research book (original research)
DOI 10.1017/CBO9780511482892
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 0521812429
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 206
Total number of pages 206
Subjects A1
430110 History - Classical Greek and Roman
780199 Other
Abstract/Summary Until recently an English translation of Galen's On the Properties of Foodstuffs did not exist. This work, by one of the greatest of ancient physicians, provides a lucid description of the ways in which foods were thought to affect the body and were in turn affected by it. It contains revealing fragments of social comment. A retired physician with a particular interest in gastroenterology, Owen Powell offers the most accurate translation of the work currently available, including the first detailed introduction, commentary and discussion of terminology.
Q-Index Code A1
Institutional Status UQ

 
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