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The Father of Anatomy

Galen and His Dissections

Series: Great Minds of Ancient Science and Math

By Lisa Yount

Galen gathered together most of the medical knowledge that had been obtained in his lifetime and extended that knowledge by discovering more than anyone had known before about the inner workings of the body. He wrote that doctors had to understand how the body works if they wanted to treat sick people successfully. Through this biography, see how doctors have learned medicine from Galen’s writings for more than fifteen hundred years.

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Reviews

"This is the first book of a new series that will help provide needed background knowledge on the ancients."

Library Media Connection, October 2009

". . . students will find information on the history and nature of science and physiology. Teachers will find it a good tool for the development of integrated activities with social studies curricula."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted June 8, 2009

"For those libraries looking to add materials on ancient Greece that go beyond mythology, these biographies are solid choices, as they provide a good overview of the cultural and political landscape of the times, as well as pictures of their subjects."

School Library Journal, Fall 2009

"This attractive book includes many illustrations, some activities for readers to try, and a helpful six-page glossary."

Children's Literature

". . . contains meaningful illustrations and interesting situations easily understood and yet fascinating."

Tucson Unified School District, September 2009

"Recommended for the student with a genuine interest in science and/or medicine, as well as for science book reports and biography projects."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2009

"These well-documented biographies surround their subjects with considerable historical context."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2009

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