Galen of Pergamum
(1,847 words)

b. AD 129 in Pergamum;

d. ca. AD 216;

most prolific and versatile Greek medical author.

Works

Of the more than 250 medical, philosophical, and philological writings, barely a third have been preserved; most of these pertain to the fields of anatomy and physiology.

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Cite this page
Ihm, Sibylle, “Galen of Pergamum”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0093>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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