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Aristotle, godfather of evidence-based medicine (cLAST)

(being continued from 9/06/18) Arabian medicine in the middle ages Following the death of the Muslim prophet Mohammed in June 632 AD, a wave of expansion spread out of the Arabian Desert. In 640 AD, an Arab Muslim army conquered … Continue reading

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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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IATRIKEE KAI MEDICINE ,IASIS KAI MEDOMAI (5)

(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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IATRIKEE KAI MEDICINE ,IASIS KAI MEDOMAI (4)

(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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IATRIKEE KAI MEDICINE ,IASIS KAI MEDOMAI (3)

(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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IATRIKEE KAI MEDICINE ,IASIS KAI MEDOMAI (2)

(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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