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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
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
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
A Journey With America's Queen: A Tour Aboard USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) The "Queen" of the Fleet By Galen Varon
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A Journey With America’s Queen is a first-hand account of a assignment to the most prolific Coast Guard Cutter in modern history—the USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38). This historically accurate... More > account was compiled from personal writings of Galen Varon, who was assigned to the USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) in Kodiak, Alaska as a Third Class Food Service Specialist from 1996 to 1998. Built in direct support of WWII, the USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) has the distinction of being the first US-flag vessel to transit the Northwest Passage and eventually circumnavigating the North American continent in 1957. During her 64-year career, she was called on by multiple U.S. Presidents to help secure the American way of life. The USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) set several records for the United States Coast Guard Cutter Fleet, including being the Cutter with most service in the Bering Sea and being the Oldest Commissioned Cutter in the Fleet—otherwise known as the “Queen of the Fleet”. Don't miss this journey of a lifetime.< Less
A Journey With America's Queen: A Tour Aboard USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) The "Queen" of the Fleet By Galen Varon
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A Journey With America’s Queen is a first-hand account of a assignment to the most prolific Coast Guard Cutter in modern history—the USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38). This historically accurate... More > account was compiled from personal writings of Galen Varon, who was assigned to the USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) in Kodiak, Alaska as a Third Class Food Service Specialist from 1996 to 1998. Built in direct support of WWII, the USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) has the distinction of being the first US-flag vessel to transit the Northwest Passage and eventually circumnavigating the North American continent in 1957. During her 64-year career, she was called on by multiple U.S. Presidents to help secure the American way of life. The USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) set several records for the United States Coast Guard Cutter Fleet, including being the Cutter with most service in the Bering Sea and being the Oldest Commissioned Cutter in the Fleet—otherwise known as the “Queen of the Fleet”. Don't miss this journey of a lifetime.< Less
with(out) honor By Galen Woltkamp
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The Don't Ask Don't Tell policy was enforced in 1993 which allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the military. Just as long as they kept it hidden. This personal story follows one airman who comes... More > to terms with his sexuality and the experience he endures living under the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.< Less