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Prof. Vivian Nutton

18:41, Mon 23 Apr 2012

Vivian NuttonVivian Nutton discusses his enjoyment of working with different primary sources in a long and distinguished career, including an illustrated manuscript of Galen commissioned by a French royal surgeon, and the particular pleasure of finding unexpected marginalia. In spite of the thrills of the archive, he explains why he still thinks digitisation is valuable. Finally he expounds what makes Owsei Temkin's 'Galenism' and Louis Robert's 'A travers I'Asie Mineure' great secondary sources.

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