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Galen’s Simple Drugs and Its Medieval Readers: Some Notes on the Reception of Galen’s Pharmacology (2020)


This paper offers a general overview of the reception and the use of Galen’s Simple Drugs between the 13th and the 14th century. In particular, this study focuses upon the direct tradition of the two Latin translations produced by Gerard of Cremona and Niccolò da Reggio, and on the indirect reception of the main notion of Galenic pharmacology through works like Avicenna’s Liber canonis. Special attention is paid to the role played by some “Scholastic physicians” active in 14th century Italy.

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Article Matteo Martelli; Caroline Petit; Lucia Raggetti (2020) Introduction. New Perspectives on Galen’s Treatise On Simple Drugs and the History of Pharmacology. Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences (pp. 6-15). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Garofalo, Ivan
Savino, Christina
Fortuna, Stefania
McVaugh, Michael Rogers
Bos, Gerrit
De Young, Gregg
Galenos: Rivista di Filologia dei Testi Medici Antichi
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Suhayl: Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
Renaissance Quarterly
University of Pennsylvania Press
Latin language
Greek language
Linguistics; philology
Niccolò da Reggio
Gerard of Cremona
Hippocrates of Cos
Chauliac, Guy de
Hunain Ibn Ishaq, Abu Zaid, Al-'Ibadi
Time Periods
16th century
14th century
12th century
Florence (Italy)
Naples (Italy)

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