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Galen (Claudius Galenus) – (c.130-C.201 AD) – Greek doctor
Galen is one of the greatest names in medical history. He was a Greek-born physician who spent much of his life in Rome. He attended the emperors Marcus Aurelius (p. 51), Commodus and Septi-mius Severus (p. 52). He also wrote a lot about medical and philosophical matters, and nearly ioo of his treatises on these subjects have come down to us. They were so comprehensive that for centuries the medical world was dominated by what Galen had thought or observed. He is said to have been the first doctor to diagnose complaints by feeling the pulse.
Galen (Claudius Galenus)