Prometheus and Tityus; Myths of liver regeneration in Greek Mythology

The ancient Greek myth of Titan Prometheus and his punishment for deceiving Zeus and protecting mankind is known to most members of the scientific community who study hepatic diseases, mainly because Prometheus’ liver was the target of torture. Continue reading “Prometheus and Tityus; Myths of liver regeneration in Greek Mythology”

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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