Galen and the Gateway to Medicine

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Bethlehem Books, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 131 pages
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We know about Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. But we owe nearly as much to Galen, a physician born in 129 A.D. at the height of the Roman Empire. Galen's acute diagnoses of patients, botanical wisdom, and studies of physiology were recorded in numerous books, handed down through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Not least, Galen passed on the medical tradition of respect for life. In this fascinating biography for young people, Jeanne Bendick brings Galen's Roman world to life with the clarity, humor, and outstanding content we enjoyed in Archimedes and the Door to Science. An excellent addition to the home, school and to libraries.

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This book is filled with information that is easy for younger to middle school aged students to understand. It is packed with facts,yet presented in a story-like fashion to keep kids listening and comprehending. Read full review

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User Review  - Mia Silva - Goodreads

Similar to "Archimedes & the Door of Science", this book provides a learning experience about ancient medicine as well as a biography of a great doctor at that time, Galen. Chapter One explains 'Who ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Jeanne Bendick was born February 25, 1919, in New York City. Her grandfather taught her how to draw as she grew up. Bendick has written and illustrated over 100 books as well as scripts for TV and movies. Bendick has a talent for science drawings. Her illustrations show readers how science relates to daily life. Her books include: The First Book of Space Travel, Along Came Galileo, Herodotus and the Road to History, Archimedes and the Door of Science, and Why Things Work: A Book about Energy. Bendick is quoted as saying, "If I were a fairy godmother, my gift to every child would be curiosity.

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