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CLIP 3305

The survival of Galen's ideas

The survival of Galen's ideas

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Key Info
  • The survival of Galen's ideas
  • Duration: 02:06
  • Galen wrote over 250 books in Greek, which spread through the Roman Empire. In 410 AD, the Empire collapsed. The separation of the old empire into Latin west and Greek east meant his ideas weren't studied in the west, but did survive in the east to be read by Arabic nations. The west would not read his works again for over 200 years.
  • Credits: The Wellcome Trust
  • Subject:



    Medicine Through Time

  • Keywords: medicine through time, Galen, Oriential medicine, islamic medicine, arabic nations, medical ideas, change over time
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to introduce the importance of the Oriental and Islamic world in medicine. Equally, it could be used as one of a selection of clips to create a timeline of the development/changes in medicine over time, from the Ancient world onwards. The chart could plot progress/regress.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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