Ophthalmology in Greek mythology

In this post we present selected parts of the the very informative paper titled “Greek mythology: the eye, ophthalmology, eye disease, and blindness“, by Constantinos Trompoukis & Dimitrios Kourkoutas (2007). Continue reading “Ophthalmology in Greek mythology”

Asclepiades of Bithynia (124-40 BCE); the Father of Molecular Medicine

Asclepiades of Bithynia is recognized as the first physician who established Hellenic Medicine in Rome. Nevertheless, he is surprisingly unknown given the important fact that he was the first physician who created a health and disease theory with apparent similarities to what is known today as molecular medicine. Continue reading “Asclepiades of Bithynia (124-40 BCE); the Father of Molecular Medicine”

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