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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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IATRIKEE KAI MEDICINE ,IASIS KAI MEDOMAI (1)

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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WATER ECOUMENIC PHARMAKON

«Water, universal medicine” according to doctor Kirikos Chairetis, 1798». SUMMARY In the Abstracts Book of the 3rd Meeting of the Intrnational Society for the History of Medicine 11-14 September 2005, Patra Greece, “WATER, UNIVERSAL MEDICINE” ACCORDING TO DOCTOR KΙRΙΚOS CHAIRETIS,1798 … Continue reading

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Health, Economics and Ancient Greek Medicine (Vlast)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  4/09/2012) 6.4 The view of the world?There is one final observation from the New Institutional Economics that suggests itself in this  context. We have already touched upon the importance of the individual’s view of the world,namely with … Continue reading

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HIPPO-CRATES, A-SKLEPIAN AND GALENIAN SCHOOL-ES ARE THE BASIS OF EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN MEDICINE AFFAIRS (BUT NOT ONLY)

Classical pathways to western medicine Modern medicine bears traces of the early influences of the healing traditions of classical Greece and Rome as found in the mystical traditions of the ancient cult of Asklepios and the scientific, observational practices of … Continue reading

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Health, Economics and Ancient Greek Medicine (IV)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  24/03/2011) 6 The dual nature of the medical market It is time to look more deeply into the most intriguing aspect of the market for health in ClassicalGreece – the simultaneous thriving and expansion of religious and … Continue reading

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Health, Economics and Ancient Greek Medicine (III)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  28/07/2011) 4.3 Public physicians Turning finally to the public interventions in secular health care, there was no quality regulationas we invariably have today. The ancients themselves marvelled at (and sometimes deplored) thedegree of freedom they had granted … Continue reading

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(EAST) CHRISTIAN ROMANS HERBS AND PHARMAKA

Byzantine herbs and drugs a) the magical and dangerous mandrake Mandragora or Mandrake During their extended and fruitful existence, is obvious to believe the Byzantine Empire had herbalists and physicians that not just adopted (copied), but adapted and discovered numerous … Continue reading

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IN THE NEA(W) SOCIETY ALTERNATIVE UNDER SCIENCE WILL BE A MUST

Η Καταστολή της Νέας Ιατρικής του Δρ. Χάμερ από το Ιατρικό-Φαρμακευτικό Κατεστημένο Είναι παράξενο, ενώ ζούμε στην εποχή των ηλεκτρονικών υπολογιστών, πώς δεν έχει μέχρι τώρα κανείς σκεφτεί ότι ο εγκέφαλος, σαν υπολογιστής του οργανισμού μας, μπορεί να είναι υπεύθυνος … Continue reading

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