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Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (September AD 129 — 199/217; , Gal?nos, from adjective "???????", "calm"), better known as Galen of Pergamon (modern-day Bergama, Turkey), was a prominent Roman physician, surgeon and philosopher. Arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen contributed greatly to the understanding of numerous scientific disciplines including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, neurology, philosophy, and logic.

The son of Aelius Nicon, a wealthy architect with scholarly interests, Galen received a comprehensive education that prepared him for a successful career as a physician and philosopher. He traveled extensively, exposing himself to a wide variety of medical theories and discoveries before settling in Rome, where he served prominent members of Roman society and eventually was given the position of personal physician to several emperors.

Galen's understanding of anatomy and medicine were principally influenced by the then-current theory of humorism, as advanced by many ancient Greek physicians such as Hippocrates. His theories dominated and influenced Western medical science for nearly two millennia. His anatomical reports, based mainly on dissection of monkeys and pigs, remained uncontested until 1543, when printed descriptions and illustrations of human dissections were published in the seminal work De humani corporis fabrica by Andreas Vesalius. Galen's theory of the physiology of the circulatory system endured until 1628, when William Harvey published his treatise entitled De motu cordis, in which he established that the blood circulates with the heart acting as a pump. Medical students continued to study Galen's writings until well into the 19th century. Galen conducted many nerve ligation experiments that supported the theory, which is still believed today, that the brain controls all the motions of the muscles by means of the cranial and peripheral nervous systems.

Galen saw himself as being both a physician and a philosopher, as he wrote in his treatise entitled That the Best Physician is also a Philosopher. Galen was very interested in the debate between the rationalist and empiricist theories of epistemology, and his use of direct observation, dissection and vivisection represents a complex middle ground between the extremes of those two viewpoints. Many of his works have been preserved and/or translated from the original Greek, although many were destroyed and some credited to him are believed to be spurious. Although there is some debate over the date of his death, he was no younger than seventy when he died.

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Total Books: 44
Galen On the Structure of the Art of Medicine The Art of Medicine On the Practice of Medicine to Glaucon
Method of Medicine Volume I Books 1-4
2011 - Method of Medicine Volume I Books 1-4 [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674996526
ISBN-10: 0674996526
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Medical Books
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Method of Medicine Volume II Books 5-9
2011 - Method of Medicine Volume II Books 5-9 [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674996793
ISBN-10: 0674996798
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Medical Books
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Method of Medicine Volume III Books 10-14
2011 - Method of Medicine Volume III Books 10-14 [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674996809
ISBN-10: 0674996801
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Medical Books
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Galen On Diseases and Symptoms
2011 - Galen on Diseases and Symptoms (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521300506
ISBN-10: 0521300509
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Galen on Anatomical Procedures The Later Books
2010 - Galen on Anatomical Procedures the Later Books [Cambridge Library Collection - Cambridge] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781108009447
ISBN-10: 1108009441
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Galenou Peri Chreias Morion Iz'
2010 - Galenou Peri Chreias Morion Iz' (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142258405
ISBN-10: 1142258408
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ber Die Krfte Der Nahrungsmittel Volumes 1-3
2010 - Ber Die Krfte Der Nahrungsmittel Volumes 1-3 [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142351120
ISBN-10: 1142351122
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Galenou Protreptikos Epi Technas
2010 - Galenou Protreptikos Epi Technas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141642809
ISBN-10: 1141642808
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Galeni De Victu Attenuante Liber
2010 - Galeni De VIctu Attenuante Liber (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141677863
ISBN-10: 1141677865
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Clavdii Galenii Protreptici Qvae Svpersvnt
2010 - Clavdii Galenii Protreptici Qvae Svpersvnt [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141745463
ISBN-10: 1141745461
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Galen on the Natural Faculties
2010 - Galen on the Natural Faculties (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152917729
ISBN-10: 1152917722
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Galeni De Temperamentis Liber I
2010 - Galeni De Temperamentis Liber I [Romanian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141193349
ISBN-10: 1141193345
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Eisagoge Dialektike Institutio Logica Edidit Carolus Kalbfleisch
2010 - Eisagoge Dialektike Institutio Logica Edidit Carolus Kalbfleisch [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141863389
ISBN-10: 1141863383
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Recettario Di Galieno A Tutte La Infirmita Acadeno A Li Corpi Humani Cosi Di Detro Como Di Fora
2009 - Recettario Di Galieno a Tutte La Infirmita Acadeno a Li Corpi Humani Cosi Di Detro Como Di Fora [1510 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104896669
ISBN-10: 1104896664
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Claudii Galeni librum De parvae pilae exercitio ad codicum Laurentiani Parisini Marciani auctoritate
2009 - Claudii Galeni Librum De Parvae Pilae Exercitio Ad Codicum Laurentiani Parisini Marciani Auctoritate [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781113178497
ISBN-10: 1113178493
Genre: Nonfiction
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Galeni Libellum Peri Ethon Recensuit
2009 - Galeni Libellum Peri Ethon Recensuit [1879 - Greek Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104130503
ISBN-10: 1104130505
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Galen On the Properties of Foodstuffs
2007 - Galen on the Properties of Foodstuffs (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521036207
ISBN-10: 0521036208
Genre: History
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On The Natural Faculties
2004 - On the Natural Faculties (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781419138775
ISBN-10: 1419138774
Genre: Nonfiction
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Galen On Antecedent Causes
2004 - Galen on Antecedent Causes [Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780521607131
ISBN-10: 0521607132
Genre: Nonfiction
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Selected Works
2002 - Selected Works [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780192839374
ISBN-10: 0192839373
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Medical Books
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1997 - Galen on Language and Ambiguity [Philosophia Antiqua] (Paperback)
1991 - On the Therapeutic Method Books I and II [Clarendon Later Ancient Philosophers - Bks. 1 & 2] (Hardcover)
Souvenirs D'un Medecin [Collection d'etudes anciennes - French Edition] (Paperback)
On My Own Opinions [Corpus medicorum Graecorum] (Hardcover)
Galens Kommentar Zu Platons Timaios [Beitrage zur Altertumskunde - German Edition] (Hardcover)