Galen and the Gateway to Medicine (Living History Library)

by Jeanne Bendick

Paperback, 2002

Status

Available

Local notes

921 GAL

Collection

Publication

Bethlehem Books (2002), 131 pages

Description

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, his botanical wisdom and studies of physiology were recorded in numerous books, handed down through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. He developed sports medicine, doctoring gladiators. 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 alive with the clarity, humor, and outstanding content we enjoyed in Archimedes and the Door to Science. An excellent addition to schools, libraries, and homes; ideal for home education.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

131 p.; 5.5 x 0.5 inches

ISBN

1883937752 / 9781883937751

Barcode

5683

User reviews

LibraryThing member mwittkids
Galen was the chief physician to the gladiators. (Cool!) He was also the first to show that arteries carry blood, not air.
LibraryThing member ScienceOlympiad
Galen was the chief physician to the gladiators. He was the first to show arteries carry blood not air.

Pages

131

Rating

(10 ratings; 4.4)
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