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    Causing Doubts: Diodorus Cronus and Herophilus of Chalcedon on Causality.David Leith - 2014 - Classical Quarterly 64 (2):592-608.
    The physician Herophilus of Chalcedon, who lived and worked in Alexandria in the early third centuryb.c., is best known and justly celebrated for his numerous and ground-breaking anatomical discoveries and advances in such areas as pulse theory. His systematic investigations into the human body led to some of the highest achievements of Hellenistic science, among which the best known is probably his discovery and detailed description of the nervous system and its functions. Yet certain aspects of his thought have seemed (...)
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    Erasistratus’ Triplokia of Arteries, Veins and Nerves.David Leith - 2015 - Apeiron 48 (3):251-262.
    Journal Name: Apeiron Issue: Ahead of print.
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    The Qualitative Status of the Onkoi in Asclepiades'theory of Matter.David Leith - 2009 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 36:283.
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    Pores and Void in Asclepiades' Physical Theory.David Leith - 2012 - Phronesis 57 (2):164-191.
    Abstract This paper examines a fundamental, though relatively understudied, aspect of the physical theory of the physician Asclepiades of Bithynia, namely his doctrine of pores. My principal thesis is that this doctrine is dependent on a conception of void taken directly from Epicurean physics. The paper falls into two parts: the first half addresses the evidence for the presence of void in Asclepiades' theory, and concludes that his conception of void was basically that of Epicurus; the second half focuses on (...)
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    The Diatritus and Therapy in Graeco-Roman Medicine.David Leith - 2008 - Classical Quarterly 58 (2):581-.
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  6. The Concept of Pneuma After Aristotle.Sean Coughlin, David Leith & Orly Lewis (eds.) - 2020 - Berlin: Edition Topoi.
    This volume explores the versatility of the concept of pneuma in philosophical and medical theories in the wake of Aristotle’s physics. It offers fourteen separate studies of how the concept of pneuma was used in a range of physical, physiological, psychological, cosmological and ethical inquiries. The focus is on individual thinkers or traditions and the specific questions they sought to address, including early Peripatetic sources, the Stoics, the major Hellenistic medical traditions, Galen, as well as Proclus in Late Antiquity and (...)
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    Andrea Falcon. Aristotelianism in the First Century B.C.E.: Xenarchus of Seleucia. Xi + 227 Pp., Index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. $95. [REVIEW]David Leith - 2015 - Isis 106 (1):169-170.
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  8. Asklepiades' Theory of Matter.David Leith - 2009 - In Brad Inwood (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume Xxxvi. Oxford University Press.
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    Disease and its Treatment Langslow, Maire Body, Disease and Treatment in a Changing World. Latin Texts and Contexts in Ancient and Medieval Medicine. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference ‘Ancient Latin Medical Texts’, Hulme Hall, University of Manchester, 5th–8th September 2007. Pp. Xviii + 399, B/W & Colour Ills. Lausanne: Éditions BHMS, 2010. Paper, €55. ISBN: 978-2-9700640-0-8. [REVIEW]David Leith - 2012 - The Classical Review 62 (1):277-280.
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    (D.) Gutas Theophrastus On First Principles (Known as His Metaphysics): Greek Text and Medieval Arabic Translation, Edited and Translated with Introduction, Commentaries and Glossaries, as Well as the Medieval Latin Translation, and with an Excursus on Graeco-Arabic Editorial Technique (Philosophia Antiqua 119). Leiden: Brill, 2010. Pp. Xxiii + 506. €114. 9789004179035. [REVIEW]David Leith - 2012 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 132:275-276.
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    Elements and Uniform Parts in Early Alexandrian Medicine.David Leith - 2015 - Phronesis 60 (4):462-491.
    This paper argues that the Alexandrian physicians Erasistratus of Iulis and Herophilus of Chalcedon adopted an Aristotelian analysis of the composition of organic bodies into three levels, namely elements, uniform and non-uniform parts. They asserted that it was not the task of the doctor to analyse the body at the level of elements, that the uniform parts, being perceptible, should be taken to be most basic in the context of medicine and that the inquiry into the elements be left to (...)
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    Psychological and Ethical Themes in Galen. P.N. Singer) Galen: Psychological Writings. Avoiding Distress, Character Traits, the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Affections and Errors Peculiar to Each Person's Soul, the Capacities of the Soul Depend on the Mixtures of the Body. With Contributions by Daniel Davies and Vivian Nutton. With the Collaboration of Piero Tassinari. Pp. XVIII + 539, Fig., Map. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Cased, £90, Us$140. Isbn: 978-0-521-76517-6. [REVIEW]David Leith - 2016 - The Classical Review 66 (2):381-383.
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