Medicine After Galen

Innocenzo Mazzini


The article briefly traces the history of medicine in late antiquity, from Galens death†to the end of VIth century until the early VII century AD; it examines the medical literature, medical writers, anonymous literary production - synthesis of previous literature - recipe books and collections of simple drugs, comments, specialist books and literature in translation, the main characteristics of medical practice and training, and finally the influence of Christianity on the formation of scientific thought and on the new vocabulary of medical language.

Key words: Ancient Medicine - Late Antiquity - Galenism†

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