Galen and the beginnings of Western physiology.

  title={Galen and the beginnings of Western physiology.},
  author={John B West},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology},
  volume={307 2},
  • J. West
  • Published 15 July 2014
  • History
  • American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology
Galen (129-c. 216 AD) was a key figure in the early development of Western physiology. His teachings incorporated much of the ancient Greek traditions including the work of Hippocrates and Aristotle. Galen himself was a well-educated Greco-Roman physician and physiologist who at one time was a physician to the gladiators in Pergamon. Later he moved to Rome, where he was associated with the Roman emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. The Galenical school was responsible for voluminous… 

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