Galen studied at the medical school in Pergamum and was appointed chief physician to the gladiators in Pergamum in 157 AD. He moved to Rome in 161 AD and entered the court of Marcus Aurelius whom became his good friend. He became physician to Aurelius' son Commodus in 169 AD. Galen wrote over 500 treatises on medicine and related subjects, however, a large number of these were burnt in a fire at the temple of Peace in Rome. Over a hundred works still survive. Galen greatly influenced medical theory until the end of the Renaissance.
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