(L. name Claudius Galenus) 130?-200?; Gr. physician & writer on medicine & philosophy
Greek anatomist, physician, and philosopher. His theories, which emphasized maintaining a balance of the four humors, formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance.
- An ancient Greek physician.
- A male given name, of mostly American usage.
From the Ancient Greek word γαλήνη, meaning calm or tranquil.