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    • The Prince of Medicine

    • Galen in the Roman Empire
    • By: Susan P. Mattern
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Galen of Pergamum (A.D. 129-ca. 216) began his remarkable career tending to wounded gladiators in provincial Asia Minor. Later in life he achieved great distinction as one of a small circle of court physicians to the family of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, at the very heart of Roman society. Susan Mattern's The Prince of Medicine offers the first authoritative biography in English of this brilliant, audacious, and profoundly influential figure.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • history of medicine

    • By Jean on 07-27-14

    Regular price: $24.95