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Galen

(129—199) Greek physician


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(129–199),

Greek physician. He attempted to systematize the whole of medicine, making important discoveries in anatomy and physiology. His works became influential in Europe when retranslated from Arabic in the 12th century. The word galenical, meaning (of a medicine) made of natural rather than synthetic components, derives from his name.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.


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