Galen (Claudius Galenus, 129-c. 199 CE) is the most famous
physician of the Greco-Roman world whose writings have survived. A
Greek from a wealthy family, raised and educated in the Greek city
of Pergamon, he acquired his medical education by travelling widely
in the Roman world, visiting the famous medical centres and
studying with leading doctors. His career took him to Rome, where
he was appointed by the emperor Marcus Aurelius as his personal
physician; he also served succeeding emperors in this role. A huge
corpus of writings on medicine which bear Galen's name has
survived. The task of editing and publishing such a corpus, and of
identifying the authentic Galenic texts within it, is a hugely
challenging one, and the 22-volume edition reissued here, edited by
Karl Gottlob Kuhn (1754-1840) and published in Leipzig between 1821
and 1833, has never yet been equalled.
|Country of origin:
||Cambridge Library Collection - Classics
Karl Gottlob Kuhn
||216 x 140 x 40mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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