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UK Fellow, Classical Antiquity, elected in 2008

Professor Vivian Nutton FBA

The history of medicine from the ancient Greeks to the 17th century, especially Galen (129-216 C.E.) and the Galenic tradition, including editions and translations of Latin and Greek texts
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About this Fellow

Vivian Nutton is a historian of medicine who has written extensively on from the ancient Greeks to the 17th century, especially Galen (129-216 C.E.) and the Galenic tradition. As well as his large book ion medicine in Classical Antiquity, he has published editions and translations of Latin and Greek texts from Antiquity and the Renaissance. His recent work has centred on the Renaissance anatomist, Andreas Vesalius, and included studies of two major sets of unpublished annotations prepared by Vesalius for revised versions of his most important works. Appointments: UCL 1993- 2009; Professor Classics, University of Warwick 2013-2104 Professor of the History of Medicine, I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, 2015-

Website: http://nutton.org.uk/

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine, University College London

Past Appointments

  • Director of Studies in Classics, and Fellow, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, 1969 - 1977
  • Senior Lecturer, then Professor of the History of Medicine, University College London, 1977
  • Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine, University College London, University College London, 1993
  • Research Fellow, Selwyn College, Cambridge, Selwyn College University of Cambridge, 1967 - 1969
  • Professor of the History of Medicine, University College London, University College London, 1993

Publications

Galen, On problematical movements 2011

Ancient Medicine Ancient Medicine 2004

Galen, On my own opinions 1999

Galen, On prognosis Galen, On prognosis 1979

Girolamo Mercuriale, De Arte Gymnastica 2008

Other Classical Antiquity Fellows

Professor Eleanor Dickey

Greek and Latin languages and literature; ancient scholarship; ancient bilingualism and second-language learning; politeness and forms of address in Latin and Greek; sociolinguistics of ancient languages

Professor Simon Swain

Culture and history of the Greek world under Rome; History of Medicine in antiquity and the middle ages; the legacy of Greek thought in medieval Islam

Professor Robert Fowler

Greek historiography and mythography; Greek epic poetry; Greek lyric poetry; History of Classical Scholarship

Professor Garth Fowden

Intellectual currents and imperial horizons in the first millennium CE, from Augustus to Avicenna, Central Asia to the Atlantic. Emergent Islam in its late antique context