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Galen

(g hard). Galen says “Nay,” and Hippocrates “Yea.” The doctors disagree, and who is to decide? Galen was a physician of Asia Minor in the second Christian century. Hippocrates—a native of Cos, born B.C. 460—was the most celebrated physician of antiquity.

Galen.
A generic name for an apothecary. Galenists prefer drugs (called Galenical medicines), Paracelsians use mineral medicines.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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