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Encyclopedia Articles (6)

1,563 words, approx. 6 pages
Galen GALEN (130?–200? CE, or later) was a Greek physician and philosopher. The last and greatest medical scientist of antiquity, Galen exercised an unparalleled influence on the development of... Read more
1,832 words, approx. 7 pages
The Science of Physiology: Galen's Influence Overview Physiology—the study of how the body works—had its start nearly 2,000 years ago in the studies of Galen, a Greek physician. G... Read more
711 words, approx. 3 pages
Galen c. 129-c. 216 Greek Physician, Writer, and Philosopher The work of Galen (Claudius Galenus) made him the primary authority on medical understanding and practice throughout the Middle Ages. Often... Read more
923 words, approx. 4 pages
Galenic Medicine Galenic medicine (also called humoralism or Galenism) derives its name from the Greek physician and philosopher Galen (129–c.216C.E..). Galen's prolific writings were ro... Read more
2,630 words, approx. 9 pages
Galen(129—C. 216 Ce) Galen (Aelius or Iulius Galenus of Pergamum), a doctor and philosopher, was the son of a rich architect. Born in modern-day Bergama in western Turkey, he was introduced as ... Read more
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Galen [addendum] Galen's influence on medieval Islamic thought in general, and on Arabic philosophy in particular, can hardly be overestimated. Galen himself developed a system of philosophical... Read more