Galen

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Claudius Galenus of Pergamum (AD 131-201), better known as Galen, was an ancient Greek physician. His views dominated European medicine for over a thousand years.

Attributed

  • "I have done as much for medicine as Trajan did for the Roman Empire when he built the bridges and roads through Italy. It is I, and I alone, who have revealed the true path of medicine. It must be admitted that Hippocrates already staked out this path...He prepared the way, but I have made it possible."