Aretaeus of Cappadocia and the first accurate description of uterine carcinoma

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Tsoucalas G, Karamanou M, Laïos K, Androutsos G.

Abstract

In our article we present the work on uterine cancer of the distinguished physician Aretaeus of Cappadocia. Uterine cancer was known since antiquity and its presence is testified in ancient Egyptian and Greek medical writings. However in the 2nd century AD Aretaeus provided the first accurate description of uterine cancer, dividing it in two forms, an ulcerated and a non ulcerated, both painful and fatal.

(Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24065510)

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