The History of Medicine

This week we look back at the history of medicine to find out the early anatomical ideas of the Romans as well as reveal how modern medicine is helping us understand more about...
10 April 2009

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 Marble terminal bust of Homer. Roman copy of a lost Hellenistic original of the 2nd c. BC. From Baiae, Italy. The so-called Hellenistic blind-type can be paralleled with figures of the Pergamon Altar, and the original of the type was perhaps created...

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This week we look back at the history of medicine to find out the early anatomical ideas of the Romans as well as reveal how modern medicine is helping us understand more about the past. We'll also be hearing about a natural disaster that's often forgotten about yet kills thousands of people each year. Plus, we've got a toxic Question of the Week.

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