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Aulus Cornelius Celsus (Aulus, Aulus Cornelius, Celsus)

Born: 25 BC
Died: 50 BC, at 25 years of age.

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.


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