from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Galen A.D. 130?-200? Greek anatomist, physician, and writer. His theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance.
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- proper n. An ancient Greek physician.
- proper n. A male given name, of mostly American usage.
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- n. Greek anatomist whose theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance (circa 130-200)
At an event for George, the name Galen Weston cropped up in conversation.
The northern expedition of Jiang Jieshi's National Revolutionary Army, with the aid of Soviet general Vasili Blyukher (18891938, then using the name Galen), followed the old Taiping route from Guangdong through Changsha in Hunan (July 11) to Hankou (Sept. 6) and Wuchang (Oct. 10, captured on the 15th anniversary of the Republican Revolution).
As we headed toward my car, she said, My Galen was a veterinarian.
Blucher, Vasily Konstantinovich: Known as Galen, he was the chief Russian adviser to Chiang Kai-shek at the military school of Whampoa.
_Claudius Galenus_, commonly known as Galen, has influenced the progress of medical science by his writings probably more than any other medical writer.
This was Claudius Galenus, commonly known as Galen, a man whose fame was destined to eclipse that of all other physicians of antiquity except Hippocrates, and whose doctrines were to have the same force in their field throughout the Middle Ages that the doctrines of Aristotle had for physical science.
Though he was called the Galen of his time, and looked up to the Greek physician as his master, even the authority of Galen did not override that of the
Capito had affected me and recalled Galen's injunction that I must avoid all causes of excitement and emotion.
When I had some minor discomfort, Falco, always pampering me, called Galen in and enrolled me also among his charges.
Louise Norris of Colorado Health Insurance Insider makes the point that we ought to call Galen's First Law of Health Reform: health insurance isn't the same thing as health care.