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Aristotle, godfather of evidence-based medicine (b)

(being continued from 7/06/17) Alexandria In 331, Alexander the great conquered Egypt and built the city of Alexandria at the site of the village of Rakotis (Ra-kedet in ancient Egyptian dialect, meaning “Ra builds”) (Sallam, 2001). After the death of … Continue reading

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Aristotle, godfather of evidence-based medicine (a)

IntroductionAristotle, one the greatest minds that ever existed, is indeed the godfather of evidence-based medicine. His teachings of logic and philosophy have been a driving force continuously guiding medicine away from superstition and towards the scientific method.Today, the revival of … Continue reading

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NEYΡΑ – NERVES – НЕРВЫ

The nervous system in antiquity This overview of the nervous system in antiquity shows that whereas neuro-anatomy had its heyday in the 4th and3rd centuries BC (the Alexandrian School) and was later consolidated by Galen in the 2nd century AD, … Continue reading

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