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J. T. Vallance

in The Lost Theory of Asclepiades of Bithynia

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242482
eISBN:
9780191680489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242482.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Ascelepiadean corpuscular hypothesis can be related quite closely to certain aspects of Erasistratean physiology. A series of reports also suggest that Asclepiades and Erasistratus adopted a ... More


Explanation in the Medical Schools

R. J. Hankinson

in Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246564
eISBN:
9780191597572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246564.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this chapter, Hankinson discusses the major Hellenistic Medical theories and figures, from the Alexandrian doctors Herophilus and Erasistratus in the third century bc to the Empiricist, ... More


Galen on the Seat of the Intellect: Anatomical Experiment and Philosophical Tradition

Teun Tieleman

in Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198152484
eISBN:
9780191710049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152484.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Galen's vivisection experiments concerned with the nervous system may rank among the most sophisticated known from ancient sources. Galen appears to inaugurate a new era in medicine, and anatomy in ... More


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