Saturday, 30 October 2010

Galenic Medicine - Galen's View Of His Contribution To Medicine

"I have done as much for medicine as Trajan did for the Roman Empire when he built 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 passable."
~ Galen

Roy Porter (1997). The Greatest Benefit To Mankind. A Medical History Of Humanity From Antiquity To The Present. Fontana Press. London

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