Key Individual: Galen


GCSE Medicine Flashcards on Key Individual: Galen, created by Tom Lea on 05/15/2013.
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How did Galen take the theory of the four humours further? Developed the theory of the opposites.
Why did Galen sometimes get his ideas about human anatomy wrong? He mainly disected animals
How did Galen get experience of seeing the inside of the human body? By working as a gladiator doctor.
How long were Galen's ideas used by medical students? 1500 years
How many books on medicine did Galen write? 60
Other than the four humours how else did Galen follow Hippocrates' ideas. Observing patients and recording the results.
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