Tag: Disease


Health and dietetics in medieval preventive medicine: the health regimen of Peter of Spain (thirteenth century)

Health and dietetics constitute the basic concepts of preventive medicine constructed by medieval and Latin Galenism, i.e. the medical theories of Galen (second century) transmitted by Arab commentators (Avicenna, among others). Over time, the concept of health with respect to the human body changed according to specific socio-historic contexts.