Asclepius: The God of Medicine

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Royal Society of Medicine, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
This book is a wide-ranging survey and discussion of the god, Asclepius, in the ancient world of Greece and Rome, based upon first-hand evidence from numismatic, literary and archaeological sources. It reviews Asclepian temple medicine and offers a clinical explanation for its success. It will be of interest to many of those working within or associated with the world of medicine today, as well as to teachers and students of the history of medicine.

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Asclepius from myth to reality
The divine doctors
Serpents superstition and the gods

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