Galen Philosopher


Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (b. 129 AD, d. circa 200 AD), better known as Galen of Pergamon (modern-day Bergama, Turkey), was a prominent Roman (of Greek ethnicity) physician, surgeon and philosopher. Arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen contributed greatly to the understanding of numerous scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic. The son of Aelius Nicon, a wealthy architect with scholarly interests, Galen received a comprehensive education that prepared him for a successful career as a physician and philosopher. He traveled extensively, exposing himself to a wide variety of medical theories and discoveries before settling in Rome, where he served prominent members of Roman society and eventually was given the position of personal physician to several emperors. Galen's understanding of anatomy and medicine was principally influenced by the then-current theory of humorism, as advanced by many ancient Greek physicians such as Hippocrates. His theories dominated and influenced Western medical science for nearly two millennia.

Personal details

Date of birth
Date of death
0200 at age of 70
Place of death
Rome, Italy
Places lived
Pergamon , Turkey



Written work

1.On The natural Faculties

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1916. at New York City
1947. at London
1991. at London

2.Galen on the passions and errors of the soul

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1963. at Columbus

3.On the parts of medicine

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1969. at Berlin

4.Galen on language and ambiguity

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1977. at Leiden

5.On prognosis

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1979. at Berlin

6.Three treatises on the nature of science

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1985. at Indianapolis

7.On the therapeutic method

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1991. at New York City

8.On the elements according to Hippocrates

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1996. at Berlin

9.Selected works

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1997. at New York City

10.Galen on antecedent causes

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1998. at New York City

11.Galen on food and diet

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2000. at New York City



Impact crater
Galen is a small lunar impact crater that lies in the rugged region between the Montes Apenninus range to the west and the Montes Haemus in the east. It is located to the south-southeast of the crater Aratus, a slightly larger formation. Further to the west is the crater Conon, near the flanks of the Montes Apeninnus. Galen was previously designated Aratus A before being given a name by the IAU. Galen is a circular crater with a bowl-shaped interior and a sharp rim that has not undergone significant erosion. The small interior floor has a lower albedo than the surrounding walls.
Located on Planetographic feature
Impact crater

2.Galen Institute

Think tank
The Galen Institute is a non-profit public policy research organization based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Founded Official website

3.Galen University

Galen University is an independent university in Belize, Central America, with Sustainable Development as one its core values. Its main campus is located on the outskirts of San Ignacio in the Cayo District. The University is chartered and recognized by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Belize to offer degrees at undergraduate and graduate levels in educational programs such as business, arts, sciences, and education. It also offers a partnership with the University of Indianapolis for some programs. About 95 percent of the students attending Galen University are Belizean students seeking Bachelor's and Master's degrees. The remainder are students participating in study abroad programs at Galen University. The institution was established in 2003.
Founded Headquarters Type Official website
62.5 Western Highway, San Ignacio, Belize


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