Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9731
Title: Method of Medicine, Volume II
Contributor(s): Johnston, Ian H (author); Horsley, Gregory H (author)
Publication Date: 2011
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9731
Abstract: 1. Galen details the principles of treating a wound, ulcer, or sore - that is, a dissolution of continuity - identifying the key components as conglutination, enfleshing, reduction of excess flesh, and cicatrization. Which is to be used depends on the exact circumstances and the part of the body involved. It is also important to deal with any general 'dyskrasia' if it exists and any causative factors still operative. Drying agents are the most important medications. 2. Galen describes dissolution of continuity as affecting both 'homoiomeres' and organic parts. Treatment depends, to some extent, on which of the two is involved - something lost on the followers of Erasistratus, who recognize organic parts only. He then deals with dissolution of continuity in blood vessels - both arteries and veins - beginning by identifying the various causative factors. 3. In treatment the immediate necessity is to stop the bleeding from the injured vessel. There are two options: close the opening and redirect the flow. The former is achieved by compression (manual, various tamponading devices, and bandaging), ligatures, eschar formation, positioning the wounded part, hemostatic (blood-stanching) medications, and cutting through the vessel completely. The latter may occur naturally or may be helped by appropriate application of cupping glasses.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISBN: 9780674996793
Field of Research (FOR): 210306 Classical Greek and Roman History
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?recid=31388
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/159549684
Extent of Pages: 541
Series Name: Loeb Classical Library
Series Number : 517
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 58
Views: 59
Downloads: 1
Appears in Collections:Book

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

90
checked on Mar 18, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

 

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

 

Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.