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culminates in an experiment on the femoral artery of a living animal. 1 The account is a longer version of a demonstration that Galen reports in Whether Blood is Naturally Contained in the Arteries , from which it differs in a few significant respects. 2 In Anatomical Procedures the experiment aims to

In: Cutting Words - Polemical Dimensions of Galen's Anatomical Experiments

account for the selective response of organs to specific stimuli, Galen introduces a hierarchy of capacities responsible for basic life functions, called “natural capacities”. 27 At the most general level, all living things are generated (γένεσις), grow (αὔξησις), and then maintain themselves throughout

In: Cutting Words - Polemical Dimensions of Galen's Anatomical Experiments

). Barrett , L. F. How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain . Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ( 2017 ). Barsalou , L. ‘ Frames, Concepts, and Conceptual Fields .’ In Frames, Fields, and Contrasts: New Essays in Semantic and Lexical Organization , ed. A. Lehrer and E. F

In: Holism in Ancient Medicine and Its Reception

ligation of the vessel. While these features are of course theoretically motivated, they are fairly untethered to a specific theory of arterial function or to the specific point the procedure is intended to test. Erasistratus’ aims in conducting the procedure and the theoretical framework in which he

In: Cutting Words - Polemical Dimensions of Galen's Anatomical Experiments
Author: Arnaud Zucker

­zan­tine era. 124 It was written in a context of official encouragement to developing latifundia , after a long period of village growth and small peasant properties. A dedicatory proem, supposed to motivate the editorial undertaking, praises Constantine VII for “labouring in what is useful in life

In: A Companion to Byzantine Science

the dead and their organs to the living and theirs were unreliable. Regardless, however, of the Empiricist’s response to Galen’s arguments, his investigation of structurally analogous but larger anatomical structures cleverly attempts to meet a demand that he himself placed on medical epistemic claims

In: Cutting Words - Polemical Dimensions of Galen's Anatomical Experiments

motivated by the need to move away from “technological studies” when it comes to the science of warfare and focus more on the By­zan­tine’s theoretical conception of how to wage war, i.e. a rigorous approach to warfare, to make use of their tactical knowledge and technology to the best of their ability

In: A Companion to Byzantine Science

Structure Aristotle describes the heart as structurally analogous to a living body. 56 One might therefore expect there to be a supportive structure in the heart that performs the same function as the skeleton does for a body: Flesh surrounds the bones, fastened by thin and fibrous

In: Cutting Words - Polemical Dimensions of Galen's Anatomical Experiments

, when they were ligated with a thread or cut the animal became voiceless although nothing caused damage to its life or to its continued function … 80 The promise in this passage, however, remained unfulfilled. Galen showcases the behavior of Alexander of Damascus, who Galen had hoped would

In: Cutting Words - Polemical Dimensions of Galen's Anatomical Experiments

, as the formula often reads, “life and light”, 2 that acts directly in beneficial ways from a distance on all beings in the universe. It enlivens all of nature and brings it to fruition. Yet solar light is the physical manifestation of its principle, divine light, which first created the world; and

In: Hellenistic Astronomy