He was professor of ancient history of medicine at the Wellcome Trust Centre of the History of Medicine at University College London.
Nutton says about his lecture:
“Interest in the life of Galen of Pergamum has fluctuated even more than the reputation of his medicine. Renaissance biographers largely abandoned the legendary reconstructions of their medieval predecessors, but it was not until the late nineteenth century that non-medical scholars began to investigate his life in a wider social context. More recent discoveries, epigraphic, archaeological and textual, offer new opportunities for Galenic biography.”
The Ernst Schering Foundation supports the CMG Lecture for the 3rd time because of its objectives to foster public understanding of science and research and to promote the dialogue between science and society.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6.30 p.m.
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Jägerstraße 22/23 | 10117 Berlin
The presentation will be held in English.
Admission is free. Registration is not required.
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Photo: Galen-Portrait, J. Faber, sen., nach einer Zeichnung von P. P. Rubens; © Wellcome Library