mercredi 13 février 2019

Galien et les pouls

Galen on the Pulses. Four short treatises and four long treatises

Ian Johnston and Niki Papavramidou

Series: Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean
Hardcover: 573 pages
Publisher: De Gruyter (January 31, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3110611619
ISBN-13: 978-3110611618

The arterial pulse was a major aspect of all three major medical traditions - Western, Chinese and Indian. Galen's extant works are the only significant account of Western views surviving from ancient times. Not only does he set out his own views in great detail but he also gives a large amount of information on the views of others whose writings are lost. In the translated treatises in the present work, Galen deals with basic anatomy and physiology, classification of the types of pulses, diagnosis of and from the pulses, causal factors of clinical relevance and the very important matter of the prognostic value of the pulses. This is the first translation into a modern Western language of Galen's very substantial body of work on this subject.

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