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Some Remarks By Galen About The Teaching And Studying Of Medicine

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Galen is extremely valuable as a source for the history of medicine because of the amount of information that he provides about the teaching and the study of this discipline - both in by-gone eras and in his own days. For this contribution, a few examples are chosen of what has seemed most significant. Generally speaking, two lexical families are focused: that of διδάσκαλος and that of μανθάνω, this being an area that had dealt with in part before. It briefly mentions of the importance of Hippocratic medicine in Galen's medical education. In the following, it focuses, as far as possible, on Galen's references to the teaching and studying of medicine in his own day. The physicians of the first century AD, whose disciples and doctrines were still around in Galen's time are mentioned.

Keywords: avGavw; Hippocratic medicine; studying of medicine; teaching

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