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.)”

Paul of Aegina; the first routine laminectomy in recorded History

This review emphasizes the role of Paul of Aegina in the history of surgery and his influence on the subsequent medicine and surgery of Islam, proving that he was not only a carrier of the knowledge discovered by his predecessors (Hippocrates, Galen, etc.), but also he expanded the horizons of surgery of his time, using his talent to perform very complicated surgery with favorite outcomes in a variety of diseases in many fields of medicine. Continue reading “Paul of Aegina; the first routine laminectomy in recorded History”

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