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The Resource On the properties of foodstuffs : De alimentorum facultatibus, Galen ; introduction, translation, and commentary by Owen Powell ; with a foreword by John Wilkins, (electronic resource)

On the properties of foodstuffs : De alimentorum facultatibus, Galen ; introduction, translation, and commentary by Owen Powell ; with a foreword by John Wilkins, (electronic resource)

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On the properties of foodstuffs : De alimentorum facultatibus
Title
On the properties of foodstuffs
Title remainder
De alimentorum facultatibus
Statement of responsibility
Galen ; introduction, translation, and commentary by Owen Powell ; with a foreword by John Wilkins
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Translator
Writer of added commentary
Writer of introduction
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  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
This book presents a translation of and detailed commentary on Galen's De alimentorum facultatibus - his major work on the dynamics and kinetics of various foods. It is thus primarily a physiological treatise rather than a materia medica or a work on pathology. Galen commences with a short section on the epistemology of medicine, with a discussion on the attainment, through apodeixis or demonstration, of scientific truth - a discussion which reveals the Aristotelian roots of his thinking. The text then covers a wide range of foods, both common and exotic. Some, such as cereals, legumes, dairy products and the grape, receive an emphasis that reflects their importance at the time; others are treated more cursorily. Dr Powell, an expert in gastroenterology, discusses Galen's terminology and the background to his views on physiology and pathology in his introduction, while John Wilkins' foreword concentrates on the structural and cultural aspects of the work.--
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Galen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1954-
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  • Powell, O. W.
  • Wilkins, John
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Galen
  • Nutrition
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On the properties of foodstuffs : De alimentorum facultatibus, Galen ; introduction, translation, and commentary by Owen Powell ; with a foreword by John Wilkins, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511482892
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9780511482892
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 206 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780521036207
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)1030110352
Label
On the properties of foodstuffs : De alimentorum facultatibus, Galen ; introduction, translation, and commentary by Owen Powell ; with a foreword by John Wilkins, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511482892
Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511482892
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 206 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521036207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030110352

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