- the medical system or principles of Galen.
Origin of Galenism
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Galenism prevailed mostly in the south of Europe and France.Medical Essays
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
It is essentially in the form of Galenism that Greek medicine was transmitted to after ages.
Having arrived at such a condition in the hands of the Mohammedans, Galenism was now destined to pass once more to the West.
Even in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Galenism held almost undisputed sway.Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine
James Sands Elliott
- a system of medicine based on the 84 surviving technical treatises of Galen, including the theory of the four bodily humours
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