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Greek Gods: Medicine from the Gods to Galen

Along with their monumental achievements in the fields of architecture and philosophy, the Greeks bequeathed to subsequent generations many insights into the practice of medicine -- along with observations about anatomy and physiology. This online exhibit, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine Division, offers a brief overview of these discoveries. Before reading the detailed individual profiles, users will want to read the introduction provided here, along with glancing through a timeline that outlines the historical development of medical practices and innovations in ancient Greece. Users can then proceed to read about the various figures in Greek medicine, including Hippocrates and Galen, who was a strong advocate of observation and experimentation. For those looking for additional resources, the site also provides a section offering some recommended works.
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June 6th, 2003
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June 6th, 2003 at 1:33pm
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June 6th, 2003 at 1:33pm
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