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This year marks the eighteen-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Galen who in his early thirties won such distinction as a practitioner in Rome that he became known as "Paradoxologus," the wonder-speaker, and "Paradoxopoeus," the wonder-worker. He was born in Pergamus in Mysia. He began the study of medicine at the age of seventeen, and in his twentieth year went to Smyrna in order to study anatomy under Pelops. He visited other Mediterranean schools, and finally went to Alexandria. In the course of his wanderings he studied anatomy under three of the pupils of Quintus, who was himself the pupil
GALEN 130-1930.. Ann Intern Med. ;4:636–638. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-6-636
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(6):636-638.
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