This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 26/04/2007.
Here is the Italian version of this entry.
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Galen1 (Libr. 19, 16, 10ff. Kuhn) relates that, before his move from Pergamum to Smyrna (150 CE), he witnessed a conversation between two doctors, the dogmatist Pelops2 and an empiricist named Philippus. This experience became the basis of his Περὶ τῆς ἰατρικ…