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The term 'gland' is itself rare. This seems to be reflected in its differing gender already in the Hippocratic works On Glands and Articulations as well as later: feminine in Rufus, but masculine in Galen. This chapter outlines the author's view of the overall character of glands in nature and appearance. It conveys essential information, focusing on the most important glands. Throughout, the author presents an amalgam of places in the body which he believes to contain glands and parts of the body which he believes to be glands. On Glands has a place in all the early complete collections of Hippocratic texts, those of Cornarius and Foesius being particularly influential, and it is included in the important though limited (twenty-two works) selection of Zwinger.

Keywords: Articulations; Cornarius; Foesius; Hippocratic works; On Glands; Zwinger

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