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Author Lewis, Orly,
Title Praxagoras of Cos on arteries, pulse and pneuma : fragments and interpretation / by Orly Lewis.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]

Author Lewis, Orly,
Series Studies in ancient medicine, 0925-1421 ; volume 48.
Subject Praxagoras, of Kōs, approximately 340 B.C.- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Medicine, Greek and Roman.
Cardiovascular system -- Early works to 1800.
Arteries -- Early works to 1800.
Veins -- Early works to 1800.
Pulse -- Early works to 1800.
Soul -- Early works to 1800.
Heart Rate.
Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical.
Description 1 online resource.
Summary "The distinction that Praxagoras of Cos (4th-3rd c. BC) made between arteries and veins and his views on pulsation and pneuma are two significant turning points in the history of ideas and medicine. In this book Orly Lewis presents the fragmentary evidence for this topic and offers a fresh analysis of Praxagoras' views on the soul and the functions of the heart and pneuma. In so doing, she highlights the empirical basis of Praxagoras' views and his engagement with earlier medical debates and with Aristotle's physiology. The study consists of an edition and translation of the relevant fragments (some absent from the standard 1958 edition) followed by a commentary and a synthetic analysis of Praxagoras' views and their place in the history of medicine and ideas"--Publisher description.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Life and works -- Praxagoras and the history of medicine and philosophy -- The present study -- Part I. The fragments -- Introduction to the fragments and source-authors -- The fragments -- The source-authors -- Part II. The doctrines of Praxagoras -- Praxagoras on arteries and pulse -- What are the arteries? -- The origins of Praxagoras' conception of arteries -- The role of pneuma -- Conclusion -- The doctrines of Praxagoras -- Praxagoras in context : the place of his doctrines in the history of Greco-Roman medicine and philosophy.
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ISBN 9789004337435 (electronic bk.)
9004337431 (electronic bk.)
9789004337428 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 962750323
Additional Format Print version: Lewis, Orly. Praxagoras of Cos on arteries, pulse and pneuma. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017] 9789004337428 (DLC) 2016051056.

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