Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Lg. 8vo. xiii, 189pp. Brown cloth with gold-lettered maroon leather cover and title-label. Detailed study by P. Brain on the ancient Greek physician's three works on bloodletting. Very minor staining and scuffing on binding. Underlining in green marker on two pages, otherwise interior fine. Binding very good. vg. Item #32153
Contents: Preface / Note on abbreviations and references / Note on manuscripts and editions / Galen and his system: an introduction / Galen's Book on Venesection against Erasistratus (translation) / Galen's Book on Venesection against the Erasistrateans in Rome (translation) / Development of Galen's view and methods as shown in the three works / Galen, venesection and the Hippocratic Corpus / Galen's practice of venesection / Galen's revulsive treatment and vascular anatomy / The testimony of other writers and the validity of Galen's opinions on sites for venesection / Galen's use of venesection as an evacuant: can it be justified? A medical digression / Conclusion / Glossary / Works cited / Index.