Caesarean section in Ancient Greek mythology

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Samuel Lurie.

Abstract

The narrative of caesarean birth appears on several occasions in Greek mythology: in the birth of Dionysus is the God of the grape harvest and winemaking and wine; in the birth of Asclepius the God of medicine and healing; and in the birth of Adonis the God of beauty and desire. It is possible, however not obligatory, that it was not solely a fantasy but also reflected a contemporary medical practice.

(Link for the paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281820100_Caesarean_section_in_Ancient_Greek_mythology)

 

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