Claudius Galen

Claudius Galen

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  • This is Claudius Galen he was a Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman Empire.
  • He went to a famous medical school in Alexandria, Egypt
  • He developed and expanded the humeral physiology and pathology of Hippocrates
  • By dissecting apes Galen extended his knowledge of anatomy 
  • By cutting or simulating various spinal nerve roots he figured out which organ and muscles they controlled.
  • Galen enabled pharmacists to gauge more precisely the effects of a medicinal substance
  • He also created Theriac, a medical concoction, which today is a key ingredient in Swedish Bitters. (A blood cleanser, detoxifier, digestive enhancers and liver tonic)
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