Galen


Born
in Pergamon, Turkey
January 03, 0129

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Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (AD 129–c. 200/c. 216), better known as Galen of Pergamon (modern-day Bergama, Turkey), was a prominent Roman (of Greek ethnicity) physician, surgeon and philosopher. Arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen contributed greatly to the understanding of numerous scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic.

The son of Aelius Nicon, a wealthy architect with scholarly interests, Galen received a comprehensive education that prepared him for a successful career as a physician and philosopher. He traveled extensively, exposing himself to a wide variety of medical theories and discoveries before s
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On The Natural Faculties

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Για την αποφυγή της λύπης

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Three Treatises on the Natu...

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Galen: On Diseases and Symp...

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“Those who are enslaved to their sects are not merely devoid of all sound knowledge, but they will not even stop to learn!”
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“Employment is nature's physician and is essential to human happiness.”
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