The Prince of Medicine - Susan P Mattern

The Prince of Medicine by Susan P Mattern offers the first authoritative biography in English of this brilliant, audacious, and profoundly influential figure. 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. The Prince of Medicine gives us Galen as he lived his life, in the city of Rome at its apex of power and decadence, among his friends, his rivals, and his patients. It offers a deeply human and long-overdue portrait of one of ancient history's most significant and engaging figures.

Book Title: 

The Prince of Medicine

Subtitle: 

Galen in the Roman Empire

Author: 

Mattern, Susan P

Publisher: 

Oxford University Press

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2013

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9780199767670

Pages: 

334

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

24 × 16.5 × 2.8 cm

Book Weight: 

0.623 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R495.00

Price: 

ZAR120.00 

In Stock: 

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