Modern Doctor in Ancient Times The Story of Galen

Aelius Galenus, also known as Galen of Pergamon, was born in 129 AD in Pergamon (now in Turkey and then part of the Roman Empire). Galen is considered one of the most influential Doctors who ever lived.

Galen’s approach to medicine was surprisingly modern, and he served as a doctor to a series of Roman Emperors. In addition to being a physician, Galen was also a surgeon…