Item description for Le Corps Respirant: LA Pensee Physiologique Chez Galien (Studies in Ancient Medicine , No 13) (French Edition) by Armelle Debru...
This volume provides a new approach to Galen's theory of respiration and to his physiological thinking. The method involves reconstructing Galen's theoretical and experimental research in the structure and context of his reasoning. The book deals with the problem of muscular respiratory movement, the structure and function of organs such as the heart, lungs and pulmonary vessels, and the purpose of breathing. Other topics include bodily respiration (diapnoe), the explanation of asphyxia, miasmas and other pathological processes. The book ends with a study of breathing and vocal exercises in the Greco-Roman world. This is an important reassessment of several questions that are fundamental to the history of medicine; it provides a truer understanding of one of the most impressive contributions to western medical thought.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004104364 ISBN13 9789004104365
Availability 0 units.
More About Armelle Debru
Armelle Debru has an academic affiliation as follows - Universit? Paris V Universite Paris V Universite Paris V Universite Pa.