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Galen and the Gateway to Medicine

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Galen and the Gateway to Medicine

by Jeanne Bendick


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Meet the Medical Researcher (Born in 129 A.D.) whose work and writings would be revered as a standard of authority by both Christian and Muslim worlds for the next 1300 years. One day some of Galen's theories of human physiology would be corrected. But the foundation of all his work, a respect for the unity of the human person in body and spirit, would be handed on -- as he himself had received it in the Hippocratic tradition.



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 on the medical tradition of respect for life. In this fascinating biography for young people, Jeanne Bendick brings Galen's Roman world to life with clarity, humor, and outstanding content. Size 0.42" H x 8.45" L x 5.57" W, 131 pages

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ISBN 9781883937751
Author Jeanne Bendick
Age Group 8-12
Book Type paperback

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