What I’m listening to today: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg, Galen


GalenWhat I’m listening to today: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg, Galen (10 October 2013)

Click the link above to go to the BBC 4 In Our Time website to download the podcast.

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Roman physician and medical theorist Galen. The most celebrated doctor in the ancient world, Galen was Greek by birth but spent most of his career in Rome, where he was personal physician to three Emperors. He was one of the most prolific authors of his age, and a sixth of all surviving ancient literature in Greek was written by him. Celebrated in his own lifetime, he was regarded as the preeminent medical authority for centuries after his death, both in the Arab world and in medieval Europe. It was only the discoveries of Renaissance science which removed Galen from his dominant position in the pantheon of medicine.

With:

Vivian Nutton
Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine at University College London

Helen King
Professor of Classical Studies at the Open University

Caroline Petit
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Classics at the University of Warwick

Producer: Thomas Morris.

BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE

LCL 516 – GalenMethod of Medicine, Volume I: Books 1-4. Edited and translated by Ian JohnstonG. H. R. HorsleyLoeb Classical Library 516. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.

LCL 517 – GalenMethod of Medicine, Volume II: Books 5-9. Edited and translated by Ian JohnstonG. H. R. HorsleyLoeb Classical Library 517. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.

LCL 518 – GalenMethod of Medicine, Volume III: Books 10-14. Edited and translated by Ian JohnstonG. H. R. HorsleyLoeb Classical Library 518. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.

Wikipedia – Galen

Encyclopaedia Britannica – Galen of Pergamum

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