Famous Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) physicians

The Byzantine Empire lasted for over 1100 years and the organization of a functional health care system was undeniable merit of Byzantine medicine. Continue reading “Famous Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) physicians”

Mental Illness in Post-Hippocratic Medicine (1st – 7th centuries A.D.)

The earlier Hippocratic medicine was credited with: the rational understanding of the mind and its disorders, the setting of the foundations of the clinical observation, the importance given to the biological substratum of mental illness, the attempt to treat illnesses empirically, the setting a code of ethics for the physician in his practice. Continue reading “Mental Illness in Post-Hippocratic Medicine (1st – 7th centuries A.D.)”

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