b. AD 129 in Pergamum;
d. ca. AD 216;
most prolific and versatile Greek medical author.
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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“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.
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