VII.: DE SECTIS. - Hippocrates, The Writings of Hippocrates and Galen 
The Writings of Hippocrates and Galen. Epitomised from the Original Latin translations, by John Redman Coxe (Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1846).
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- Abstract of Hippocrates: to the Reader.
- Arrangement of the Writings of Hippocrates.
- The Works of Hippocrates.
- Section I. The Oath of Hippocrates.
- The Law of Hippocrates.
- On the Art of Medicine.
- The Art of Medicine In Former Times.
- Of the Physician.
- On Decency In Manners and In Dress.
- Precepts of Hippocrates.
- Section II. A: the Book of Prognostics.
- Hippocrates On the Humours. a
- Hippocrates On Crises.
- Of Critical Days, Or of What Has a Relation to Crises.
- Predictions Or Prognostics.
- The Coan Prognostics.
- Appendix. of the Diseases Incident to Different Ages.
- Section III. A: On the Nature of Man.
- On Generation.
- On the FŒtal Nature.
- On the Origin of Man.
- On the Seven-month Birth.
- Of an Eight-month Birth.
- On SuperfŒtation.
- On Dentition.
- Of the Heart.
- On the Glands.
- On the Nature of the Bones.
- On Airs, Waters, and Localities.
- Parallel Between the Asiatics and Europeans.
- Of Flatus.
- Of Epilepsy.
- Section IV.: On a Healthy Diet.
- On Regimen. In Three Books.
- On Dreams.
- Of Aliment.
- The Rationale of Food In Acute Diseases.
- On the Different Parts of Man.
- Of the Employment of Liquids.
- Section V.: On Diseases.
- On Affections. a
- Of Internal Affections.
- Of Diseases of Virgins.
- Of the Nature of Woman.
- Of Female Diseases.
- On Barrenness.
- On Vision.
- Section VI. A: On the Shop Or Office of the Physician.
- On Fractures.
- On the Joints.
- On the Reduction of Fractures and Luxations.
- On Ulcers.
- On FistulÆ.
- On the Hemorrhoids Or Piles.
- On Wounds of the Head.
- On the Extraction of the Dead FŒtus.
- On Dissections.
- Section VII. A: the Epidemics of Hippocrates.
- The First Book of Epidemics.
- The Third Book of Epidemics.
- Pestilential Constitution
- Thucydides Upon the Plague At Athens.
- Clifton’s Proof of This Not Being That Described By Hippocrates
- The Second Book of Epidemics.
- The Fourth Book of Epidemics.
- The Fifth Book of Epidemics.
- The Sixth Book of Epidemics.
- The Seventh Book of Epidemics.
- The Book of Aphorisms.
- Section VIII.: Extraneous.
- EpistolÆ Hippocratis.
- I.: Liber De Hominis Structura, Ad Perdiccam Regem.
- II.: De Natura Hominis.
- III.: Liber De Ætate.
- IV.: De Septimestri Partu, Liber Spurius.
- V.: De Significatione VitÆ Et Mortis, Secundum Motum LunÆ, Et Adspectus Planetarum.
- VI.: Liber De Medicamentis Purgantibus.
- VII.: De Veratri Usu.
- VIII.: De Antidoto.
- IX.: Antidotum.
- X.: De Re Veterinaria.
- An Abstract of the Writings of Galen.
- Introductory Remarks.
- The Works of Galen.
- The Introductory Treatises of Galen.
- I.: Oratio Suasoria Ad Artes.
- II.: Si Quis Optimus Medicus Est, Eundem Esse Philosophus.
- III.: De Sophismatis In Verbo Contingentibus.
- IV.: Quod Qualitates IncorporeÆ Sint.
- V.: De Libris Propriis Galeni.
- VI.: De Ordine Librorum Suorum.
- VII.: De Sectis.
- VIII.: Galeni, De Optima Secta.
- IX.: De Optimo Docendi Genere.
- X.: De Subfiguratione Empirica.
- XI.: Sermo Adversus Empiricos Medicos.
- XII.: De Constitutione Artis MedicÆ.
- XIII.: Finitiones MedicÆ.
- XIV.: Introductio Vel Medicus.
- XV.: Quomodo Morbum Simulantes Sint Deprehendendi.
- XVI.: Ars Medicinalis.
- Class I.: Physiology, Anatomy, Etc.
- Class II.: Hygiene.
- Class III.: Ætiology.
- Class IV.: Semeiotics.
- Class V.: Of Pharmacy.
- Class VI.: Of the Instruments of Clinical Practice. a
- Class VII.: Therapeutics.
- Additional Class. a
- Spurii Galeno Ascripti Libri. a
- Liste Des Livres De Galien, Tirée De L’édition De Chartier.
of different sects in medicine.
This book gives an interesting account, and one, probably, more accurate than is elsewhere to be found, of the different sects in medicine. From this, every writer on the subject, from the days of Galen to the present period, seems deeply to have quaffed, either directly, or as copyists, without any, or but trifling acknowledgment. No one, whilst reading the lofty pretensions and explanations of hypotheses assumed to be of modern origin; or in hearing the same detailed in learned lucubrations, ex cathedra, would suppose that the subject had ever, previously, received the slightest elucidation! Happily for these conceited and oracular exponents, Galen preceded them by ten or more centuries; and from his extensive hives, those drones have stolen the honey, if any is to be found in their asserted claims. It is but just to pay our homage in return, and rendering to Cæsar the things that are his, confess his superiority with a “detur dignissimo.”
This book embodies much matter that is of a character peculiarly interesting to those who may desire to explore the discrepancies of former sectarians, and to investigate by what means the same remedies were alike employed in the practice of them all, although it was founded on principles so different! Notice has also been taken as to what has, by turns, received the opposition of them all. The Methodists receive a due share of attention, both as to their defence, and to the attacks made upon them by the Empirics and Rationalists.