Galen

Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Γαληνός; September 129 AD – c. 200/c. 216), often Anglicized as Galen and better known as Galen of Pergamon (/ˈɡeɪlən/), was a Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman Empire. Continue reading

Invention of Cold cream

The influential physician Galen of Pergamon (now Bergama, Turkey), invented Cold cream, circa 180 CE, by mixing water, beeswax, and olive oil into a face cream that was effective in cooling and softening the skin at same time. Continue reading

Carl Gustaf Patrik Laval

Gustaf de Laval was born at Orsa in Dalarna in the Swedish de Laval Huguenot family (immigrated 1622 - Claude de Laval, soldier - knighted de Laval 1647). Continue reading

Mechanical cream separator

In 1878, Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval, a scientist, engineer, and inventor, invented the mechanical cream separator, while working with the Klosters-Bruck Steel Works. Continue reading

Centrifugal cream separator with a continuous flow

Inventor Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval of Stockholm, Sweden, received an American patent for a centrifugal cream separator with a continuous flow on October 4, 1881.
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