Front Page Titles (by Subject) XIII.: FINITIONES MEDICÆ. - The Writings of Hippocrates and Galen
XIII.: FINITIONES MEDICÆ. - 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.
This is useful by directing attention to the importance of definitions. It adverts to physicians, anterior to the time of Hippocrates, as having written but little, and defined nothing. Hippocrates was the first to collect these scattered fragments, and add to them his own. Many after him pursued the same plan, though without any kind of order, but merely spread at random through their works, such as Herophilus, Apollonius, and others. We are now presented with a definition, of what a definition is;—then follow, definitions of a science, art, sect, medicine,—and its respective sects, &c. Man is defined, his elements, organs, humours, nature, age, respiration, sanguification, pulse, motion, senses, health, and sickness. To this, succeed that of fever and its varieties, and that of various other diseases, as of the head and other parts. He speaks of medicine as being divided into two parts, contemplative and active, that is into theory and practice. The affections of the uterus, its discharges; the hair and its diseases, of which nine varieties are enumerated, one, under the title of rhopalosis, (i. e. “velut in baculos coagmentatio,”) appears to me to be the plica, or nearly allied to it. Fractures of the skull follow; diseases of the eyes and other organs of sense; the semen and its formation,—in which is agitated the question of the female seed;—that of the fœtus, and its nourishment;—and also of monsters; of seven and eight month children, and of uterine polypi, whose excision is recommended when large. Hemorrhage;—surgery and its parts, are noticed. This book, is in fact, in many respects a very useful one; it enables us, in case of difficulty, to look into the original meaning of words; and if not practically important, it is interesting throughout, if only on this score; a good translation of it might be useful, under this consideration.