Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Workshop on Galen's Pharmacology

Workshop on Galen's Treatise On the Mixtures and Capacities of Simple Drugs (De simplicium medicamentorum temperamentis ac facultatibus), Books I-V.

20-21 May 2019

Guest speaker: Professor John Wilkins, University of Exeter

Books I-V of Galen's voluminous work On the Mixtures and Capacities of Simple Drugs present the theoretical basis of his influential pharmacological theory. John Wilkins is preparing an English translation of these books with introduction and notes for the Cambridge Galen Translations. In this workshop, we will be discussing drafts of his translation.

If you wish to attend the workshop, please contact Philip van der Eijk in advance as material will be pre-circulated.