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.