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Galen and the Gateway to Medicine (Living History Library)
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine - Living History Library Author:Jeanne Bendick We know about Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. But we owe nearly as much to Galen, a physician born in 129 A.D. at the height of the Roman Empire. Galen's acute diagnoses of patients, botanical wisdom, and studies of physiology were recorded in numerous books, handed down through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Not least, Galen passed o... more »n the medical tradition of respect for life. « less
As a mother of a middleschool homeschooled son, I found this book to be a wonderful extra reading to go along with World History 1 . It gives a good picture of what life was like during this time in ancient history. My son enjoyed it.