ancient medicine

Gallery | Health and healing

"A physician is worth more than several other men put together, for he can cut out arrows and spread healing herbs...Makhaon passed into the middle of the ring and at once drew the arrow from the belt, bending its barbs back through the force with which he pulled it out." This Gallery will take you to the well celebrated world of medicine. In Homeric poetry doctors are precious, valued and… Read more

Book Club | January 2021: Hippocrates

"I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses, that, according to my ability and judgement, I will keep this Oath and this contract." Our Book Club readings for January are from Hippocrates, the so-called "Father of Medicine". Discussion will start and continue in the Forum, and we will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26 at 11… Read more