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Aulus Cornelius Celsus

Born: -250 AD
Died: -500 AD
Nationality: Roman
Categories: Authors

25 AC – Aulus Cornelius Celsus was born.

 

         – He probably lived in Gallia Narbonensis.

 

         – His only extant work, the De Medicina, is the only surviving section of a much larger encyclopedia, and is a primary source on diet, pharmacy and surgery and related fields.

 

         – Celsus’ De Medicina is one of the best sources on Alexandrian medical knowledge.

 

         – Celsus is credited with recording the cardinal signs of inflammation: calor (warmth), dolor (pain), tumor (swelling) and rubor (redness and hyperaemia).

 

         – He describes many 1st century Roman surgical procedures which included removal of a cataract, treatment for bladder stones, and the setting of fractures.

 

50 AC – Aulus Cornelius Celsus died.