The spinal cord and its roots according to Galen

Giuseppe L. Viale, Edward R. Laws, Paul H. Chapman, James T. Goodrich, Giovanni Broggi

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GALEN'S METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH to medicine anticipated modern rules. His experiments on the spinal cord contributed greatly to our knowledge of this structure by reporting the variegated pattern of neurological impairment after sectioning at different levels. His approach to injuries of the spinal roots and peripheral nerves documents both diagnostic skill and intellectual honesty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1490-1496
Number of pages7
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Galen
  • History of medicine
  • Iatrogenic injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Spinal cord
  • Spinal roots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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