The Roman Empire legacy of Galen (129–200 ad)

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  • 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.
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  • Shoja MM; Tubbs RS; Ghabili K; Griessenauer CJ; Balch MW; Cuceu M
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  • 31
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  • 1