Galen On Food And Diet

Galen On Food And Diet

by Mark Grant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415232325

ISBN-13: 9780415232326

Pub. Date: 09/11/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Galen, the personal physician of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, wrote what was long regarded as the definitive guide to a healthy diet, and profoundly influenced medical thought for centuries. Based on his theory of the four humours, these works describe the effects on health of a vast range of foods including lettuce, lard, peaches and hyacinths.
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Overview

Galen, the personal physician of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, wrote what was long regarded as the definitive guide to a healthy diet, and profoundly influenced medical thought for centuries. Based on his theory of the four humours, these works describe the effects on health of a vast range of foods including lettuce, lard, peaches and hyacinths.
This book makes all his texts on food available in English for the first time, and provides many captivating insights into the ancient understanding of food and health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415232326
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/11/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction On Barley Soup On the Humours On Black Bile On Uneven bad Temperament On the Causes of Disease On the Powers of Foods 1 On the Power of Foods 2 On the Power of Foods 3 Notes Glossary of Plant Names Index Bibliography

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