Inscriptions of Sanationes from Sanctuaries of god Asclepius. Miraculous recoveries of rheuma diseases

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Squillace G.

Abstract

Inscriptions of Sanationes from Sanctuaries of god Asclepius, testifying to the gratitude of patients to the divinity, present a situation, albeit fragmentary, of main diseases which physicians thought incurable or hardly curable. Sterility, calvities, worms, paralysis, as well as clinical disorders caused by rheuma appear, along with gout/podagra, in many inscriptions too. To counter them, patients asked for the intervention of Asclepius.

(Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18432328)

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