TITLE

Athenian echoes

AUTHOR(S)
Bevan, David
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Oct2004, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p228
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article reports that watching the Olympic Games from Athens, was easy to recall the influence that the Greeks and Romans had on modern medicine, medical education and the origins of science. Examples include the Hippocratic oath, Aristotle's academy, Delphic process and Galen's anatomy. The ancient symbol of Aesculapius or Asclepius, the knotted staff with the coiled snake, now represents the medical profession. The symbolism of a magical or secret language is fascinating and has led to the creation of many courses on understanding hieroglyphics. Toronto has an established series of courses given by enthusiastic teachers at the Royal Ontario Museum, an institution created to house its collection of Egyptian artifacts.
ACCESSION #
14982202

 

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