Course Content (Syllabus)
The course deals with the history of ancient greek medicine. Students are introduced to 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 transformation of medicine from theocratic to rationalistic are presented, while Hippocratic medicine is thoroughly studied. Finally, the evolution of the medical art to science is demonstrated, taking examples from the 19th and 20th centuries.
ancient Greek medicine, homeric medicine, medicine of Asclepius, Hippocratic medicine, medicine of the 19th century, medicine of the 20th century