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Greek Medicine
I swear by Apollo Physician... Greek Medicine from the Gods to Galen

Introduction


Ancient Greek Medicine and Modern Foundations

Many foundations of modern Western medicine lie in Classical Greece, from about 800 B.C.E. to about 200 C.E. During this period, Greek medicine departed from the divine and mystical and moved toward observation and logical reasoning. These ideas spread throughout the Mediterranean world and as far east as India, and their influence has remained strong in the West to this day.


The Ancient Greek World

Map of the Ancient Greek world including the locations of the ancient cities of Athens, Thebes, Cos, Troy, Sparta, and Stageira. The Ancient Greek world included parts of modern-day Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and Italy.



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