The Roman Empire legacy of Galen (129-200 AD)

Shoja, M.M., Tubbs, R.S., Ghabili, K., Griessenauer, C.J., Balch, M.W., Cuceu, M., 2015c. The Roman Empire legacy of Galen (129-200 AD). Childs Nerv Syst 31, 1–5. doi:10.1007/s00381-014-2467-7

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION:

Galen of Pergamum was the physician of Roman Emperors and contributed to our early understanding of medicine and anatomy. Herein, we present a short biography of Galen and review his multiple contributions to medicine and anatomy.

CONCLUSIONS:

Although it has been almost 2,000 years since Galen walked the streets of the Roman Empire, his legacy continues via multiple eponyms that bare his name.