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Cláudio Galeno

Data de nascimento: 129
Data de falecimento: 216
Outros nomes:Клавдий Гален

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Cláudio Galeno ou Élio Galeno, em latim Claudius Galenus e grego Κλαύδιος Γαληνός, , mais conhecido como Galeno de Pérgamo foi um proeminente médico e filósofo romano de origem grega, e provavelmente o mais talentoso médico investigativo do período romano. Suas teorias dominaram e influenciaram a ciência médica ocidental por mais de um milênio. Seus relatos de anatomia médica eram baseados em macacos, visto que a dissecação humana não era permitida no seu tempo , mas foram insuperáveis até a descrição impressa e ilustrações de dissecções humanas por Andreas Vesalius em 1543. . Desta forma Galeno é também um precursor da prática da Vivissecção e experimentação com animais.

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„The best physician is also a philosopher.“

—  Galén
Title of a treatise; cited from Judith Perkins The Suffering Self (London: Routledge, 1995) p. 154.

„For truly on countless occasions throughout my life I have had this experience; persons for a time talk pleasantly with me because of my work among the sick, in which they think me very well trained, but when they learn later on that I am also trained in mathematics, they avoid me for the most part and are no longer at all glad to be with me.“

—  Galén
Context: A god, as I have said, commanded me to tell the first use also, and he himself knows that I have shrunk from its obscurity. He knows too that not only here but also in many other places in these commentaries, if it depended on me, I would omit demonstrations requiring astronomy, geometry, music, or any other logical discipline, lest my books should be held in utter detestation by physicians. For truly on countless occasions throughout my life I have had this experience; persons for a time talk pleasantly with me because of my work among the sick, in which they think me very well trained, but when they learn later on that I am also trained in mathematics, they avoid me for the most part and are no longer at all glad to be with me. Accordingly, I am always wary of touching on such subjects, and in this case it is only in obedience to the command of a divinity, as I have said, that I have used the theorems of geometry Galen. Margaret Tallmadge May (trans.) On the Usefulness of the Parts of the Body, Ithaca, New York: Cornell U. Press, 1968. p. 502.

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„The fact is that those who are enslaved to their sects are not merely devoid of all sound knowledge, but they will not even stop to learn!“

—  Galén
Galen, On the Natural Faculties, Bk. 1, sect. 13; cited from Arthur John Brock (trans.) On the Natural Faculties (London: Heinemann, 1963) p. 57.

„He who has two cakes of bread, let him dispose of one of them for some flowers of the narcissus; for bread is the food of the body, and the narcissus is the food of the soul.“

—  Galén
Arabian Society In The Middle Ages, by Edward William Lane, (1883) citing Nowwájee, En-, Shems-ed-deen Moḥammad (died 1454), Ḥalbet El-Kumeyt, at footnote 167.

„Diogenes compared them to fig-trees growing over precipices; for their fruit was devoured by daws and crows, not by men.“

—  Galén
Galen, on Diogenes's views on the ignorant rich, in Exhortation to Study the Arts, Wakefield (1796), p. 217; cf. Stobaeus, iv. 31b. 48.

„That which is, grows, while that which is not, becomes.“

—  Galén
Galen, On the Natural Faculties, Bk. 2, sect. 3; cited from Arthur John Brock (trans.) On the Natural Faculties (London: Heinemann, 1963) p. 139.

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„Every animal is sad after coitus except the human female and the rooster.“

—  Galén
Galen (30-200 A.D.), in: Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, (1973), p. 19.

„Employment is Nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.“

—  Galén
In: Day's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations, (1884), p. 223.

„Much music marreth men's manners.“

—  Galén
As quoted in Garnett, Vallée, Brandl, The Universal Anthology, Vol 12 (1809), p. 192.

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