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of ancient Greece

Galen performed some advanced operations such as cataract surgery that would not be performed again for thousands of years. Unfortunately, his faith in treating so many diseases by bleeding the patient persisted until late in the 19th century.
  Greek anatomist whose theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance (circa 130-200)
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Galen Galenic
Since dissection of the human body was illegal in the Rome of Galen’s time, he developed much of his understanding of anatomy by dissecting animals and by serving as a physician in a gladiator school.
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  • Galen performed some advanced operations such as cataract surgery that would not be performed again for thousands of years. Unfortunately, his faith in treating so many diseases by bleeding the patient persisted until late in the 19th century.
  • This is the lawn of Parth Galen: a fair place in the summer days of old.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Ethel, the wife of their cousin Galen, had recently come to Turner Station from Clover, and she hated Henrietta—her cousins always said it was jealousy.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The farm’s two young interns, Galen and Peter, joined us at the big pine table.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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  • A mile, maybe, from Parth Galen in a little glade not far from the lake he found Boromir.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • There was a clanging, clashing noise that he associated momentarily with (there go the milk buckets) a childhood memory of his Uncle Galen’s farm and then with (somebody dropped something) the band below him.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • And the photographer Galen Rowell, a member of the expedition, wrote a book about the group’s travails, documenting one of the most rancorous high-altitude failures in history.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He had only a light bundle, for he had lost his pack at Parth Galen, and all he had was a few useful things he had picked up among the wreckage of Isengard.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • The naturalists of antiquity made a special study of them, and these animals furnished many ribald figures of speech for soapbox orators in the Greek marketplace, as well as excellent dishes for the tables of rich citizens, if we’re to believe Athenaeus, a Greek physician predating Galen.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Here I saw both Socrates and Plato, who before the others stand nearest to him; Democritus, who ascribes the world to chance; Diogenes, Anaxagoras, and Thales, Empedocles, Heraclitus, and Zeno; and I saw the good collector of the qualities, Dioscorides, I mean; and I saw Orpheus, Tully, and Linus, and moral Seneca, Euclid the geometer, and Ptolemy, Hippocrates, Avicenna, Galen, and Averrhoes, who made the great comment.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno

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  • No wonder the medical fogies in Middlemarch are jealous, when some of the greatest doctors living were fierce upon Vesalius because they had believed in Galen, and he showed that Galen was wrong.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • One of my companions, Thricius Apinatus, happened to carry with him some of Hippocrates’s works and Galen’s Microtechne, which they hold in great estimation; for though there is no nation in the world that needs physic so little as they do, yet there is not any that honours it so much; they reckon the knowledge of it one of the pleasantest and most profitable parts of philosophy, by which, as they search into the secrets of nature, so they not only find this study highly agreeable, butů
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • So I say; both of Galen and Paracelsus.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • What says my Aesculapius? my Galen? my heart of elder?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • "Galen," said the queen, but the palace physician was already stepping forward with his assistants.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • brought be I Galen working expect along for him to Monarch in help him celebrate, much town He’s longer, very just The shortly.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • It hath it original from much grief, from study and perturbation of the brain: I have read the cause of his effects in Galen: it is a kind of deafness.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • Even though the Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen are said to have agreed that this operation would enhance the ability to use weapons, it is doubtful whether such operations were actually performed.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Against gluttony the remedy is abstinence, as saith Galen; but that I hold not meritorious, if he do it only for the health of his body.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • ]: Had old Hippocrates, or Galen, That to their books put med’cines all in, But known this secret, they had never (Of which they will be guilty ever) Been murderers of so much paper, Or wasted many a hurtless taper; No Indian drug had e’er been famed, Tabacco, sassafras not named; Ne yet, of guacum one small stick, sir, Nor Raymund Lully’s great elixir.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • while Legolas and Gimli hastened back on foot to Parth Galen.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • That’s their son, Galen, talking to Ellery West.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • "He’s alive still," said Galen, after checking for a heartbeat.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • They rowed sadly along the shore, and turning into the swift-running channel they passed the green sward of Parth Galen.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Eugenides lay on his bed, and Galen, the palace physician, bent over him.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Everywhere she go, there go Galen—he tried to stay up at Hennie house all the time when Day gone to work.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Then they turned their boat and drove it with all the speed they could against the stream back to Parth Galen.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • "Galen," he whispered, "do you think that if people are crippled in this life, they are crippled in the afterlife as well?"
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Then they left Parth Galen.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • I’m Gally Chervil, I meanů Galen.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Galen raised the cup again, but Eugenides continued to turn his face away.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • "Galen, I don’t want to be blind when I die."
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Galen sat silently with the cup held in his hands and his hands resting in his lap.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • On that count, Eugenides thought, and when Galen offered him another dose of lethium, he drank it and slept.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • He slipped into the pit of his memories, and Galen repeatedly dosed him with the lethium to give him some rest.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • No longer recognizing Galen or his assistants, he fought every dose as he’d fought the first.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • He had to be held down, and Galen, with most of his weight on Eugenides’s chest, tipped the lethium into his mouth as Eugenides screamed.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • To keep the lethium from spilling out again, Galen covered the boy’s mouth with his hand, and covered his nose as well.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Galen could feel his body arching underneath him as he tried to throw the weight off his chest.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Galen looked up, meaning to send her away, but the struggling figure on the bed had frozen.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Galen took his hand away.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • "We’ll see what Galen says," the queen said, embarrassed, but she waited instead of returning to her meeting with her minister of trade.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • She asked Galen about the bruises under his eyes, and he said that the black marks were old blood that had been trapped under the skin.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Galen explained that the blood was from the blow to his forehead, and it had drained into his eye sockets.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Galen was also used to seeing Eugenides’s bruises and listening with no visible sympathy to his complaints.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Galen had cut off most of the Thief’s long hair, and he looked very different without it.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • "Galen will throw me out if I upset you," she said, sitting down again.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Galen opened the door and gave her a warning look.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Out in the library Galen bowed very formally, excusing himself before he stepped past her.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Galen watched with amusement.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
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