Course Content (Syllabus)
The course deals with medicine of ancient cultures, Homeric medicine, medical aspects of Greek mythology, medicine practiced in oracles and especially medicine of Asclepius. The presocratic philosophical schools and their impact on the tranformation of medicine from theocratic to rationalistic are presented, while Hippocratic medicine is studied. Medicine of the Hellenistic era is presented, along with Greco-Roman and especially Galenic medicine. Medicine practiced in the Middle Ages, Arabic medicine and Byzantine medicine alre also treated, while the new conditions, discoveries and the most important people of Renaissance, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century are presented.
Homeric medicine, medicine of Asclepius, Hippocratic medicine, Hellenistic medicine, Galenic medicine, Arabic medicine, Byzantine medicine, modern history of medicine