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(BEING CONTINUED FROM  19/06/16) The Doctor In Roman Society Apprenticeship and Quackery As a profession, medicine was more highly regarded in Greece than in Rome. Physicians were basically craftsmen, probably enjoying some esteem among their customers, but not being part … Continue reading

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(BEING CONTINUED FROM  25/10/15) Etruscan and Roman Medicine Home Remedies, State Religion and Private Practitioners Pliny, in his Natural History, says that the first doctor (medicus) to come to Rome was Arcagathus. He arrived from the Greek Peloponnese in 219 … Continue reading

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(BEING CONTINUED FROM  8/12/14) Healer Cults and Sanctuaries Asclepius and Votive Offerings Votive relief from Asklepieion of Piraeus, 4th century BCE. Archaeological Museum, Piraeus, Greece. Hippocratic principles were directly opposed to magic and ritual. However, the continuing success of the … Continue reading

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(BEING CONTINUED FROM 26/03/14) The Hippocratic Corpus An Ancient Library, the Four Humors, and Greek Orthopaedics Frontispiece, 1555 edition of Hippocratis Coi Medicorum Omnium Longe Principis, a volume of the complete works of Hippocrates in Latin translation. The Hippocratic Corpus … Continue reading

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ANTIQUA MEDICINA from homer to versalius Homer to Hippocrates Although the Greeks created rational medicine, their work was not always scientific in the modern sense of the term. Like other Greek pioneers of science, doctors were prone to think that … Continue reading

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