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Celsus, Aurelius C. (77 BC-37 AD)

Born 77 BC.

Roman encyclopedist and medical author.

Cardinal signs of inflammation
Celsus described the first four of the cardinal signs of inflammation;
  1. Rubour or redness
  2. Tumour or swelling
  3. Calor or heat
  4. Dolor or pain / tenderness
Galen added loss of function to these

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