Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Galen, Ancient Medical Pioneer

Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the History Channel’s acclaimed documentary series “Ancient Discoveries” which focuses on the medical pioneer of classical antiquity  - Galen of Pergamon (modern-day Bergama, Turkey).

This episode of “Ancient Discoveries” discusses ancient medical devices and procedures, and profiles the Greek physician Galen, who practiced eye and brain surgery two thousand years ahead of his time.

Galen was a prominent Roman (of Greek ethnicity) physician, surgeon and philosopher. He was arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen contributed greatly to the understanding of numerous scientific disciplines including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and neurology, as well as philosophy, and logic.

Ancient Discoveries is one documentary series you will want to add to your collection and is available on DVD from

Ancient Discoveries - Galen, Doctor to the Gladiators

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