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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


The tradition of ancient music therapy in the 18th century

Jackie Pigeaud and Kristen Gray Jafflin

in The Emotional Power of Music: Multidisciplinary perspectives on musical arousal, expression, and social control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654888
eISBN:
9780191762871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654888.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

The direct use of music in a medical context is the basis of the old tradition of music therapy, which underwent a radical gain of interest in the eighteenth-century. This social and cultural ... More


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