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Galen, On the Natural Faculties By Galen
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Galen of Pergamon, was a prominent Roman physician, surgeon and philosopher. The most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen contributed greatly to the understanding of numerous... More > scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic. Galen's understanding of anatomy and medicine was principally influenced by the then current theory of humorism, as advanced by many ancient Greek physicians such as Hippocrates. His theories dominated and influenced Western medical science for more than 1,300 years. Medical students continued to study Galen's writings until well into the 19th century. Galen conducted many nerve ligation experiments that supported the theory, which is still accepted today, that the brain controls all the motions of the muscles by means of the cranial and peripheral nervous systems.< Less
Afternoons with Galen By Judy Kirby
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The narrator is a health journalist who is fed up with health. In the wake of a medical scandal she is commissioned to contribute an historical perspective to a popularised book on anatomy. While... More > researching she makes the acquaintance of two people: the 2nd century Greek physician Galen, and an academic with a compulsion to study him. Together, she and the academic plot to turn her health column over to Galen. The readers are delighted with ancient advice – it suits them better than the clinically impersonal – and the magazine’s editor is persuaded to introduce a new columnist – Asclepius, the pagan healing god who prescribes through dreams. ‘Ask Asclepius’ takes off, but not everyone is convinced. The health writer is sued by a pharmaceutical company for writing a damaging news story about one of its drugs. Will modern medicine win out to ancient wisdom?< Less
Afternoons with Galen By Judy Kirby
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The narrator is a health journalist who is fed up with health. In the wake of a medical scandal she is commissioned to contribute an historical perspective to a popularised book on anatomy. While... More > researching she makes the acquaintance of two people: the 2nd century Greek physician Galen, and an academic with a compulsion to study him. Together, she and the academic plot to turn her health column over to Galen. The readers are delighted with ancient advice – it suits them better than the clinically impersonal – and the magazine’s editor is persuaded to introduce a new columnist – Asclepius, the pagan healing god who prescribes through dreams. ‘Ask Asclepius’ takes off, but not everyone is convinced. The health writer is sued by a pharmaceutical company for writing a damaging news story about one of its drugs. Will modern medicine win out to ancient wisdom?< Less
On the Natural Faculties By Galen
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The Galenic corpus is the collection of writings of the ancient physician Galen. Galen's understanding of anatomy and medicine was principally influenced by the then-current theory of humorism, as... More > advanced by many ancient Greek physicians such as Hippocrates. His theories dominated and influenced Western medical science for nearly two millennia. His anatomical reports, based mainly on dissection of monkeys, especially the Barbary Macaque, and pigs, remained uncontested until 1543, when printed descriptions and illustrations of human dissections were published in the seminal work De humani corporis fabrica by Andreas Vesalius where Galen's physiological theory was accommodated to these new observations.< Less
On the Natural Faculties By Galen
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If the work of Hippocrates be taken as representing the foundation upon which the edifice of historical Greek medicine was reared, then the work of GALEN, who lived some six hundred years later, may... More > be looked upon as the summit of the same edifice. He was born in Pergamum A.D. 129, and both there and in other academic centres of the Aegean pursued his medical studies before being appointed physicial to the Pergamene gladiators in 157. Becoming dissatisfied with this type of practice he emigrated to Rome, where he soon won acknowledgement as the foremost medical authority of his time. ...everything is in sympathy. According to Asclepiades, however, nothing is naturally in sympathy with anything else, all substance being divided and broken up into inharmonious elements and absurd "molecules." Necessarily, then, besides making countless other statements in opposition to plain fact, he was ignorant of Nature's faculties, both that attracting what is appropriate, and that expelling what is foreign.< Less
Afternoons with Galen (2nd edition) By Judy Kirby
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The narrator is a health journalist who is fed up with health. In the wake of a medical scandal she is commissioned to contribute an historical perspective to a popularised book on anatomy. While... More > researching she makes the acquaintance of two people: the 2nd century Greek physician Galen, and an academic with a compulsion to study him. Together, she and the academic plot to turn her health column over to Galen. The readers are delighted with ancient advice – it suits them better than the clinically impersonal – and the magazine’s editor is persuaded to introduce a new columnist – Asclepius, the pagan healing god who prescribes through dreams. ‘Ask Asclepius’ takes off, but not everyone is convinced. The health writer is sued by a pharmaceutical company for writing a damaging news story about one of its drugs. Will modern medicine win out to ancient wisdom?< Less
Eyes On MorYork - 2014 Galen Lowe Photographs By Clare Graham
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Since 1986, MorYork has been the studio and gallery of Clare Graham and Bob Breen. It continues to evolve. “Eyes on MorYork” is an attempt to have multiple photographers record what the... More > space looks like in 2014, prior to a show at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. The show will be comprised of pieces that normally cohabitate the dense environment of MorYork. Constantly evolving and continually morphing, MorYork is ephemeral, the building continues to live its destiny. These portraits seek to capture moments in its life. These photos were taken by Galen Lowe during 2014, and is Volume 09 in a series of 12 different photographers.< Less
The Alternative: A Teacher's Story and Commentary By Galen Leonhardy
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This documentary presents the stories of real students who attended a rural alternative high school in Idaho. The author, Galen Leonhardy, explains their lives as both students and community members... More > while presenting a practice of teaching that offers hope and the potential of social change.< Less
Growing Up with Roy By Galen Conrardy
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What was it like growing up in rural America in the '40s and '50s? Life was simple then, but there were many ways for two little boys to get into trouble, and many lessons to be learned. From... More > bullfighting, to outhouses, to Catholic nuns, Galen recounts humorous and heart-warming anecdotes of life on the farm -- and life with his brother Roy.< Less
Indians of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity: Their History, Customs and Traditions By Galen Clark
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In 1907, when this publication was originally printed, there were only a handful of Indian tribes in the Yosemite Valley still in existence. Galen Clark - the author who spent many years in close... More > contact with these Native Americans - has clearly captured and detailed their lives, customs and traditions. Clark also includes a bonus section in his book, entitled "Hints to Yosemite Visitors," which contains multiple topics of interest - from tables of altitudes and distances to the translation of common Indian words and numbers. The publication also contains over two dozen photos and illustrations of the Yosemite Valley and a list of tribes placed on Reservations in the years 1850-1851.< Less