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Galen and the Gateway to Medicine

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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. In this fascinating biography for young people, Jeanne Bendick brings Galen's Roman ...
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Overview

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. 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 of Science. An excellent addition to schools, libraries, and homes; ideal for home education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883937751
  • Publisher: Bethlehem Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Living History Library
  • Pages: 124
  • Sales rank: 586,603
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
1. Who Was Galen? 1
2. Galen's World 9
3. Galen Goes to School 19
4. Galen Begins to Study Medicine 25
5. About Hippocrates 37
6. Galen's Travels 43
7. Alexandria! 52
8. Galen and the Gladiators 62
9. Galen Goes to Rome 71
10. Dr. Galen's Medicine 83
11. Galen's Pharmacy 96
12. Galen Serves the Emperors 102
13. After Galen 110
For More Information on Galen 125
Index 126
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